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Fri Jul 30, 2021, 02:03 PM Jul 2021

Susan Sarandon leads protest against AOC and the Squad: 'We are losing [View all]

Susan Sarandon has appeared at a protest against New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad” of progressive lawmakers outside the congresswoman’s Bronx office.

“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,” Ms Sarandon told the assembled crowd using a megaphone.

The event was advertised as a Medicare for All rally. “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.”

According to the event page at actionnetwork.org, the protesters were demanding that Ms Ocasio-Cortez “call on Biden to declare a pandemic public health emergency and expand Medicare to every American using Section 1881A of the Social Security Act”.


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