New York socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), like many of the nation’s leftist progressives, has long lamented the “undemocratic” nature of the U.S. Senate.
These folks lament that states like Wyoming and Idaho have the same representation in the Senate as New York and California, but they repeatedly fail to understand that the purpose of the Senate is not to be a representation of the people but of the states. It’s the House that represents the people.
Even the left’s judicial nominees can’t seem to get this straight — just look at Dale Ho, President Joe Biden’s pick for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He went to so far as to call the U.S. Senate not merely undemocratic but “anti-democratic.” An interesting take from a guy looking to land a lifetime job in the third, co-equal branch of government that doesn’t get voted on by the people — or the people’s House.