Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and anyone else who opposes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
“Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the ‘crazy, socialist agenda’ is living in a dystopian, capitalist nightmare,” Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC Sunday.
"Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the 'crazy, socialist agenda' is living in a dystopian, capitalist nightmare.
People are sleeping in their cars," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says about increasing the minimum wage. pic.twitter.com/71K9iVkfKX — MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 1, 2021.
The Senate's parliamentarian recently ruled that a provision raising the federal minimum wage could not be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
However, some Democrats, such as Sen. Sherrod Brown, vowed to “find a way” to raise the minimum wage.
"I do think that [there are] fascistic tendencies, and we certainly saw a lot of fascist sympathizing," she said. »