'Identity is just the starting step' with the next Supreme Court justice: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins 'Influencers with Andy Serwer' to discuss potential nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Video Transcript

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: Identity is just the starting step when we are discussing a Supreme Court justice. There is no shortage of incredible qualified, leading Black female candidates to serve on the Supreme Court. But the question is, what is going to be that nominee's worldview?

And what I hope is that what we see is a nominee that is truly rooted in not just public service, but with a protection towards the very rights that, frankly, have been eroded over the last not just, you know, two, three, five years, but the last 10 years.

What their stance on something like Citizens United would be, what their stance would be on expanding the right to vote-- I mean, these are central questions about our democracy, both in the financial capture of our democracy, but also the racial injustice capture and erosion of our democracy, as well.