Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Speaking "Spanglish" At Dem Debate "A Good Gesture To The Fact We Are A Diverse Country"


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) reacts to the first night of the first Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by MSNBC. The representative from New York's 14th District argues that climate change was not addressed in the way it needs to be addressed at the debate.

"It was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country," Ocasio-Cortez said of the use of Spanglish at the debate.

STEPHEN COLBERT, HOST: What stood out to you tonight other than there was a fair amount of Spanish being spoken... Did that appeal to you?

REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): I loved it because it did. I represent the Bronx. There was a lot of Spanglish in the building. I thought it was humorous sometimes, at times, especially because sometimes the content of the question. I thought people were just going to start saying... "I will not give you an answer to your question." (in Spanish)

But it was good. It was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country.

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