The Democrats may be low in spirit following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, but New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not ready to call it quits just yet.
Ocasio-Cortez delivered a rallying cry to her fellow politicians to let them know that the fight is not over… there is still work to be done.
“This moment is not the time for despair, it is not the time for cynicism. It is not the time to give up. It is not the time for us to say ‘it’s too late’ or ‘it’s too far gone’ or ‘I don’t know what to do,’ we’re going to talk about it right now,” she said in a 40-minute Instagram video.
“Because it’s that important. Because it is not hyperbole. The actual balance of our democracy rests in the actions that we choose to make – that I choose to make, that you choose to make, that every single individual – chooses to make between now and election day.”
On Monday, President Trump would reveal his choice to replace Ginsburg by the end of the week after spending the weekend floating possible nominees.
“I think it’ll be on Friday or Saturday and we want to pay respect,” Trump said to Fox and Friends.
“It looks like we will have probably services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it,” he continued. “And I think the respect we should wait for the services to be over for Justice Ginsburg. So we’re looking at probably Friday or maybe Saturday.”
But Ocasio-Cortez’s message is clear: We need to make sure we mobilize on an unprecedented scale to ensure this vacancy is reserved for the next president,” she said. “We must also commit to using every procedural tool available to us to ensure that we buy ourselves the time necessary.”