AOC speaks out on Dem’s failed VA governor race, quips “We were unwelcome to pitch in”

Progressive Democrat AOC said she was “unwelcome” to pitch in to the Democrats’ failed VA governor’s race.

“Before the Virginia elections, it was very clear that our help and our participation was not wanted or asked for, which is fine. I’m not here to tell people how to run their races,” AOC told the NY Times.

“Not a single person asked me to send an email, not even to my own list. And then they turn around and say, ‘It’s their fault.’ When I think it was communicated quite expressly that we were unwelcome to pitch in,” she added.

After McAuliffe’s loss, AOC said “I think that the results show the limits of trying to run a fully 100 percent super moderated campaign.”

AOC also told the NY Times she’s aware of frustration among Democrats.

“Frustration is there, and it’s part of why the Progressive Caucus was holding out on passing both of these two pieces of legislation together, because we’re like, listen, we’re not going to take these empty promises anymore,” she said.

“You’ve got to give me something to work with, with my communities. And if you’re not, how can I make the argument that they should turn out again?” she asked. “And this notion that saying ‘We’re not Trump’ is enough — this is such a deeply demoralizing message.”