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AOC angrily slams ‘crumbs for our families’ in a fiery speech about coronavirus stimulus on House floor

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 3/27/2020 Dave Goldiner
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AOC is mad as hell about the coronavirus stimulus — but isn’t saying if she will vote against it.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) decried the “corporate bailout” at the heart of the $2.2 trillion package in an emotional speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

“One of the largest corporate bailouts ... in American history. Shameful,” said the lawmaker, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx. "The greed of that fight is wrong, for crumbs for our families.”

“We have to go into this vote with eyes wide open,” she added.

a woman wearing a white shirt and black hair © J. Scott Applewhite

AOC told fellow lawmakers that 13 people died in one night this week at Elmhurst Hospital in her district.

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Rep. Steny Hoyer introduced AOC as representing a district that is the national “epicenter” of the pandemic.

“Our community’s reality is this country’s future if we don’t do anything," she said.

AOC railed against the Senate’s GOP majority for focusing resources on big corporations while medical workers are running out of equipment.

“Hospital workers do not have protective equipment. We don’t have the necessary ventilators,” she said.

Still, the first-term lawmaker did not explicitly say if she would vote to approve the sprawling package.

“There should be shame about the choice we have to make,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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