Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Visit Ocasio-Cortez to Combat Trump’s ‘Anti-Civil Rights Agenda’ | Breitbart

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Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton visited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) this week, with Sharpton saying that he and Ocasio-Cortez discussed how to “fight back against the disastrous anti-civil rights agenda enacted by the Trump administration.”

Sharpton went to Ocasio-Cortez’s office on Thursday and effusively tweeted about his visit, even sharing a video of the two of them dancing.

“Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC and I discussed priorities for the coming session and the newly elected members’ plans to fight back against the disastrous anti-civil rights agenda enacted by the Trump administration in the last two years,” Sharpton tweeted, adding that the two of them “lightened it up a bit and talked about James Brown” after discussing more “serious issues.”

Great meeting with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez! After talking serious issues we lightened it up a bit and talked James Brown. @AOC pic.twitter.com/vNOXBlFGGt

– Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 10, 2019

Meeting Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC, the youngest woman to ever be elected to the US House of Representatives. pic.twitter.com/aWgAckSfnj

– Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 10, 2019

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC and I discussed priorities for the coming session and the newly elected members’ plans to fight back against the disastrous anti-civil rights agenda enacted by the Trump administration in the last two years. pic.twitter.com/fFjxy6SF2k

– Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 10, 2019

Jackson met with Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, and the freshman New York Democrat said “it was an honor of a lifetime” to meet with Jackson and discuss how they could “advance the movement for economic and racial justice in the United States.”

“It was an honor of a lifetime to meet with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss how we advance the movement for economic and racial justice in the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Rev. Jackson’s lifetime of civil rights work paved the way to make lives like mine possible. Thank you, @RevJJackson!”

It was an honor of a lifetime to meet with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss how we advance the movement for economic and racial justice in the United States.

Rev. Jackson’s lifetime of civil rights work paved the way to make lives like mine possible. Thank you, @RevJJackson! https://t.co/c8p12jQDSS

– Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) January 9, 2019