Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats Have Compromised Too Much


In a '60 Minutes' interview airing Sunday night, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'll be willing to compromise with Republicans on some issues, but that Democrats have already given away too much.

ANDERSON COOPER: You're willing to compromise?

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely.

It's just about what we choose to compromise.

My personal opinion, and I know that my district and my community feels this way as well, is that we as a party have compromised too much, and we've lost too much of who we're supposed to be and who we are. And —

ANDERSON COOPER: The Democratic Party has lost too much —

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think so. I think — I think we've compromised things that we shouldn't have compromised, whether it's judgeships with Mitch McConnell, whether it's compromising on climate change. I think we've — there are some things that we've compromised a little bit too much on. But am I open to compromise on certain ways to get things done? Absolutely. Absolutely.

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