Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows throughout her hometown Thursday night; banning press and reporters from her town hall event in New York City.
According to the local Queens Chronicle, the liberal candidate and self-described Democratic Socialist barred journalists from covering the event because her campaign didn’t want to make locals “feel uncomfortable.”
Queens Chronicle: Ocasio-Cortez bans press from town hall https://t.co/BuCtp6L9zY
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 17, 2018
“We wanted to help create a space where community members felt comfortable and open to express themselves without the distraction of cameras and press. These were the first set of events where the press has been excluded,” said her campaign spokesperson. “This is an outlier and will not be the norm. We’re still adjusting our logistics to fit Alexandria’s national profile.”
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CORTEZ CONFUSION: Socialist Star Says Trump Tried to ‘BAN ALL MUSLIMS’ From US
Liberal superstar and New York Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on the Trump administration this week, falsely claiming the White House was trying to “ban Muslims” from entering the United States.
Cortez slammed the President on social media Monday, saying his administration’s attempt to “ban Muslims” was based on their worldview “where the expansion of one’s rights must come at the cost of another’s.”
I highly doubt that Sessions and this administration, who fought to ban Muslims from this country, value “religious liberty” at all.
They believe in and prop up a false, zero-sum world where the expansion of one’s rights must come at the cost of another’s.
Vote them out in Nov. https://t.co/7TpDni4mnH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 30, 2018
Cortez found herself in hot water in recent days after the left-wing candidate referred to Israeli settlers as the “occupiers of Palestine” and claimed closing tax “loopholes” would finance a universal healthcare system in the United States.
CLASS WARFARE: Ocasio-Cortez Says American Society Divided by ‘TOP VS DOWN’
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged her fellow Democrats to “reframe” their message to American voters this week, saying candidates should no longer view issues as “left and right” but rather “top and down.”
Cortez made the surprising statement during a recent radio interview Monday, blasting West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for “dropping $2 million” against a progressive challenger who still received 30% of the vote.
“That, to me, tells me that we need to start reframing our issues instead of left and right to top and down and it’s not about, like, oh, you know, ‘I have to whether my message to Republicans.’ There are people that really want to feel like there’s an unapologetic working class champion for them,” said Cortez.
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