Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Tonight’s a Tough Night’ After Biden Victories

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a top surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addressed former Vice President Joe Biden’s big primary victories Tuesday night, calling it “a tough night.”

“There’s no sugar-coating it — tonight’s a tough night. Tonight’s a tough night for the movement overall,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram Live broadcast Tuesday night. “Tonight is a tough night electorally.”

Sanders suffered a series of devastating defeats, particularly in Michigan where he won by 22 points in 2016 against Hillary Clinton and helped propel his insurgent candidacy. Biden also dominated in Mississippi and Missouri, while results from Washington, Idaho, and North Dakota were starting coming in.