Originally posted @ magavoter.com
Newly-elected Rep. Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez may have gotten a bit ahead of herself when she compared herself to the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.theamericanmirror.com
reported that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez genuinely believes her election victory in arguably the most liberal district in America makes her story comparable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During a speech at Southwest Conference & Festivals on Saturday, the New York lawmaker spoke very highly of herself and her rise from being a bartender to a lawmaker.
The conversation began when host Briahna Gray asked about the documentary “Knock Down the House,” which details Ocasio-Cortez’s rise in the Democratic Party and what it means for the future of the country.
“Part of what happened last year was a crack in the system. Suddenly, a lot of other people said, ‘Wait a second, maybe I can do this too,’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Then, her ego came out and she flat-out compared herself and her future goals to Martin Luther King Jr.
“History is often revisionist. Martin Luther King is cast as this angelic person that never made anyone mad and just asked for civil rights and got it,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Unions were always seen as this great powerful thing that no one ever died for, [to get] a 40 hour work week and a weekend,” she added.
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