Ocasio-Cortez facing backlash for claiming the VA isn't broken

A new video from The Intercept and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez presents a hopeful vision of the future

Director Rachel Lears chronicled their campaigns and captured their stories in her award-winning documentary Knock Down the House, which is coming to Netflix on May 1.

Ocasio-Cortez added, "While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I can not see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate". The film gains a newfound significance now, with Ocasio Cortez, despite the other candidates' failed primary runs, having been elected to the United States house of representatives, and having made quite the name for herself in only her first year. The others are Cori Bush of Missouri, Amy Vilela of Nevada and West Virginia's Paula Jean Swearengin.

Conservative commentators and politicians quickly dismissed Ocasio-Cortez's comments, framing them as a naïve attempt to raise her own national profile and advance her progressive agenda.

Knock Down the House had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

"If I was a rational person, I would have dropped out of this race a long time ago", the Congresswoman from NY says at the trailer's opening, best illustrating what her entire political career has become: a series of irrationalities sandwiched between nonsensical proposals.

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Ocasio-Cortez's comments were also leveled as a criticism of the Trump administration's attempts to reform the VA, including policies created to privatize VA services. It was also the victor of the Festival Favorite Award, "selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival".

Check out the Knock Down the House trailer and poster below.

"It is a transcendent moment when skilled filmmakers are able to train their lens on a major transformation", said Lisa Nishimura.

529 women ran for congress in 2018 - Meet four of them in @knockdownmovie on May 1.

"But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep", she said. "This platform will allow us to reach huge audiences worldwide, including viewers who may not usually watch independent documentaries".

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