UPDATED 8:18 AM PT — Monday, January 7, 2019
Representative Alexandria Oasio-Cortez is detailing her perspective when it comes to working with Republicans.
During an interview on CBS that aired Sunday, the New York lawmaker said she’s willing to compromise with Republicans on certain issues. However, she also said in the past the Democrat Party has compromised on some issues they shouldn’t have.
Ocasio-Cortez said she and her constituents feel like the Democrat Party has abandoned its principles when it comes to some of its core values.
“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,” she explained. “I think that there are some things that we’ve compromised a little too much on, but am I open to compromise on certain ways to get things done — absolutely.”
The interview foreshadows how the New York lawmaker will likely act in Congress.
In the same interview, she explained her push for a so-called “green new deal,” suggesting raising taxes up to 70-percent in order to get it done.