A democratic socialist from New York predicted Texas would eventually become a blue state.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the Democratic Party will someday rule the Lone Star State.
“Texas turning blue is inevitable [and] the only question is when,” she said, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Ocasio-Cortez believes the primary election outcome in Texas will be crucial in deciding which political party governs the nation.
“If we flip Texas, we flip the country,” she said.
She made the remarks while endorsing election campaigns for fellow Democrat candidates Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar in San Antonio, 274 miles south of Dallas.
The pair are running for U.S. Congress in the March 1 primary. Their election promises include increasing the minimum wage, influence of industry advocates, and workplace rights of undocumented migrants.
“We are going to fight for a living wage, we are going to make sure we unionize the hell out of this state … and we are going to make sure that not one dime is made exploitatively across any worker, especially the undocumented,” Ocasio-Cortez said according to Fox News.
She did not respond to the broadcaster’s request for further comment at the time of publication.
Ocasio-Cortez: Texas turning blue. Inevitable. Inevitable! It will happen. The only question is when..We’re going to make sure we unionize the hell out of this state.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 13, 2022