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AOC slams "moderate" Democrats who'd rather skip town than prevent mass evictions

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday skewered conservative members of the House Democratic caucus who left town for vacation instead of backing an effort to extend the nationwide eviction moratorium that officially expired this weekend, leaving millions of people at imminent risk of being forced out of their homes.

"The House and House leadership had the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium. And there was frankly a handful of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote, and we have to really just call a spade a spade," the New York Democrat said in an appearance on CNN Sunday morning, hours after the eviction moratorium lapsed.

"We cannot in good........

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