When will people on the left learn that faith in individual politicians is not the way forward? If Occasio-Cortez or Bernie say anything fair on this issue it’s because we the people have pressured them, and have created the space for them to do so. We have to keep at it. Now that she’s entered the halls of power, she’s singing their tune. She is probably getting all kinds of intimidating phone calls from very important people. I can’t blame her for buckling. What I regret is seeing her retreat into this veil of ignorance, pretending she doesn’t know what’s what. It encourages other young people to shy away, to deny their own basic sense of right and wrong. It’s the whole “it’s such a complex issue, I’ll have to research it.” It’s not too late for her though. We have to keep up the pressure, and remind her why and how she got to congress in the first place.