Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lambasts US government shutdown in first House speech – video

‘It’s not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want,’ says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her first speech on the house floor. ‘The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms’