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Ocasio-Cortez calls on Democratic Party to 'come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling MORE (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Democratic Party to “come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart.”

The New York progressive encouraged party unity during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” after moderate House Democrats slammed the progressive wing of the party in a caucus phone call last week.

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"There are, at least in the House caucus, very deep divisions within the party, and I believe that we need to really come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart,” she said on Sunday. 

Ocasio-Cortez also noted that the Democratic majority in the House will be “slimmer” after the 2020 election. 

“It’s going to be more important than ever for us to work together and not fight each other,” she said.

“When we kind of come out swinging not 48 hours after Tuesday, when we don’t even have solid data yet, pointing fingers and telling each other what to do, it deepens the division in the party, and it’s irresponsible,” she added. “It’s irresponsible to pour gasoline on these already very delicate tensions in the party.”

The New York Democrat also argued that the progressive wing of the party has “assets to offer the party that the party has not yet fully leaned into or exploited.”

“The conversation’s a little bit deeper than that, than just saying anything progressive is toxic and a losing message,” she said. 

Ocasio-Cortez made her plea to the Democratic Party one day after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE was projected to win the 2020 election.

Her remarks also follow  a tense week in which Democrats lost seats in the lower chamber.