Ocasio-Cortez: 'Jury Is Out' On Kamala Harris

'I'm trying to understand where she's at right now more'

July 30, 2019

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) expressed that she is still trying to understand Sen. Kamala Harris's (D., Calif.) positions during a Tuesday appearance on the New York-based hip hop program "Ebro in the Morning."

During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez referenced the "Climate Equity" plan she and Harris introduced yesterday. The pair also collaborated on a housing bill earlier this month. However, she said she still isn't sure about the presidential hopeful's stances.

"I think that having her voice up there still is good for us. I think that whether you agree with her or disagree with her, the fact that we're talking about her and what she represents is important for us," Ocasio-Cortez said.

"So you like who she represents as a human being but she's too conservative for you," one of the hosts chimed in. "I was going to say she's too moderate for you," another added.

"Yeah so right now, I don't even know because I'm not, I think the thing is I'm trying to understand where she's at right now more," she said. "For me, the jury is out a little bit which is why I think it's important for her to keep talking."

One of the hosts then contrasted Harris with a candidate like Sanders, whose socialist positions are well-known among voters. Ocasio-Cortez once again said she is not sure about the first-term California senator.

"We're just starting to roll out this legislation but I haven't had a ton of one-on-one time with her," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I think frankly a lot of us are in the same boat where we just want to learn more about her."

"For me, I just feel like I'm still observing on that respect," she added.