'Horrifying woke agenda': AOC hammers House Republicans over opposition to helping people
United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) admonished House Republicans during a Thursday hearing on what constitutes "woke."
Ocasio-Cortez criticized conservatives for assigning the term to anything that they believe is too progressive or unnecessary without establishing a consensus on what the moniker actually means.
"We're having a hearing right now, and it's about what the, that the federal government is too woke. I mean, that's seriously what we're hearing, and then there's no definition of what woke is," Ocasio-Cortez said.
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"But on paper, what's actually being criticized in this hearing is that the so-called woke policies are remote work for federal workers – especially those that live in rural areas – and those who have disabilities paying interns so that critical opportunities don't just go to privileged kids whose parents can afford to pay for their rent while they, while they go on a free internship. That's, that is what is woke here. That is what the other side is calling woke here," Ocasio-Cortez continued.
"Making sure that O[ffice] of P[ersonnel] M[anagement] makes – can create opportunities and federal careers for partners of military service members? That's woke," the congresswoman explained. "This is the woke alleged takeover that we have, that, that we want wildland firefighters who are putting their lives at risk, increasingly so year after year that we wanna make sure that they stay on the job and have dignified conditions and not leave because they can earn more money as a greeter at Walmart? This is what is, this is what this whole term woke means. Or diversity and inclusion so that the people who work in our federal workforce are actually in proportion to the people that live in this country. This is this, this horrifying woke agenda that the other side is trying so hard to block."
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