Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Challenger to Pro-Life Illinois Democrat

Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Challenger to Pro-Life Illinois Democrat , Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday endorsed ,The primary challenger of one of the most pro-life Democrats in Congress,

Chicago-area congressman Dan Lipinski. The young progressive from New York awarded her first House endorsement of the 2020 elections to Marie Newman,

Who also enjoys the endorsement of Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. “Marie Newman is a textbook example of one of the ways that we could be better as a party — to come from a deep blue seat and to be championing all the issues we need to be championing,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“The fact that a deep blue seat is advocating for many parts of the Republican agenda is extremely problematic.“She will be a powerful voice for upholding Roe v. Wade at a disturbing moment in our history ,

When a woman’s right to control her own body and future is at stake,” Sanders in his endorsement. Newman, a supporter of abortion rights, narrowly lost last year when she first challenged , the pro-life Lipinski for his seat representing Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District, a position he has held since 2005.

“I think the party really hurts itself tremendously by suggesting that it’s not open , Lipinski told National Review at the March for Life earlier this year. “I also know that there are a lot of people who come up to me all the time and tell me that they are pro-life,”

Lipinski added, noting that some are his own constituents. “They want to be a Democrat but they don’t feel that the party is accepting of them.” “If it happens again another primary, I’m ready for that,” he said in January of the possibility another tough primary challenge.

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