'They Believe in Her': Lawrence Jones Asks AOC's Constituents About Her Progressive Agenda
What do Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's constituents think of her and her progressive views?
Campus Reform editor-in-chief Lawrence Jones visited the freshman Democratic lawmaker's New York district to talk to voters about her progressive agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, advocates abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and taxing the top-earning Americans up to 70 percent.
Jones asked people in Ocasio-Cortez's district, which includes portions of the Bronx and Queens boroughs of New York City, about her tax proposal, and they were overwhelmingly for it.
"They make so much money! Tax them!" one woman said.
One man said the 70 percent figure was "too low," and he said it should be 90 percent.
As for her call to defund ICE, one woman said she supports the idea, while a man said, at a minimum, the agency needs "radical changes."
"I went straight to her district and the people believe in her. They believe in wealth redistribution," Jones said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday. "This socialism that she's advocating for, that we often see on the college campuses and Campus Reform, she is now pushing it, her district supports it. People should be afraid."
He said that people he spoke to believe that it's more important to be morally right than factually right, and "not one person" disagreed with Ocasio-Cortez.
"A lot of conservative Republicans laughed at Ocasio-Cortez. I don't think this is a laughing matter," Jones said.
"She might not win the next two presidential elections. But there is a swing to socialism, and she's getting a lot of support. We should take her seriously."