‘We’re losing hope that you represent us’: Raging lefty Susan Sarandon, 74, joins protest outside AOC’s NYC office and demands (through a megaphone) better leadership from The Squad
- The 74-year-old Oscar winner used a megaphone outside the 31-year-old Democratic congresswoman’s Bronx office
- Sarandon said leftists still have ‘faith’ in Ocasio-Cortez despite her many ‘promises’
- Monday afternoon’s protest was hosted by the Movement for a People’s Party
- The Movement for a People’s Party is a progressive organization that was founded after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run
- However, neither Sanders nor Ocasio-Cortez are aligned with that party
- Some on the left are anxious about the lack of progress on universal health care
- Ocasio-Cortez co-sponsored a ‘Medicare for All’ bill in March, but it went nowhere
Veteran actress Susan Sarandon joined a protest outside of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office Monday afternoon, saying at a rally calling for ‘Medicare for All’ rally that leftists are ‘losing hope that you represent us.’
The star of films including Thelma & Louise and Bull Durham, Sarandon wore her hair up with glasses and a T-shirt as she used a megaphone to make her case in front of the first-term lawmaker’s office in the Bronx.
‘I’m here to say to the ‘Squad,’ and especially AOC, who, you know did make a lot of promises, that we still have faith in you and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we’ve been able to see, please share it,’ the Oscar-winning actress said according to video obtained by Mediaite.
‘If there’s a pathway you’ve got that we’re not aware of please share it. Because we’re losing hope here that you represent us.’
Susan Sarandon, 74, said AOC made ‘a lot of promises,’ but that she still has ‘faith’ in her
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has faced fire from left-wing activists who demand Medicare for All. Above, AOC campaigns for congressional candidate Nina Turner July 24 in Cleveland
The Squad is a group of progressive congresswomen of color that includes Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
The protest was hosted by the Movement for a People’s Party, a progressive organization founded after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run.
Neither Sanders nor Ocasio-Cortez are aligned with the People’s Party.
The group has called for the 31-year-old Ocasio-Cortez to encourage President Joe Biden to ‘declare a pandemic public health emergency and expand Medicare to every American using Section 1881A of the Social Security Act.’
The movement for Medicare for All has stalled as Biden, who is not a supporter, presses ahead with other legislative priorities such as infrastructure and tax credits for parents to lift children out of poverty.
President Joe Biden meets with advisors and union and business leaders about a bipartisan $1.2trillion infrastructure plan on July 22 in the White House
Some left-wing activists have grown impatient as they argue the best fix for the coronavirus pandemic lies in universal health care.
More than 600,000 in the US have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic.
The protest announcement called for the immediate passage of Medicare for All, which the organization says the Democratic Party could ram through with its control of the presidency and both houses of Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez is one of the co-sponsors on Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill, which was introduced on March 17 but no action has been taken since then.
A representative for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.