Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her recent decision to ban the media from two town hall events over the weekend, referring to her speaking engagements as “sanctuary spaces.”
Cortez weighed-in on her controversial move to bar reporters from two hometown speeches Sunday, saying she should have labeled the events as “private” after coming under fire from multiple sources.
“Catching up on how this became a thing while I was gone. Biggest critique is it should‘ve been labeled ‘private,’ even though we’d said prior it was closed to press. Genuine Q?: how should we label a free campaign event, open to all, that’s a sanctuary space? Still private?” she tweeted.
Not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, but we are genuinely trying to create environments of where our constituents feel comfortable expressing honestly & engaging in discourse.
Usually people pay $5k/plate for that, but we were trying to make that enviro for all.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 19, 2018
Cortez has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following a string of botched interviews; referring to Israeli settlers as the “occupiers of Palestine” and suggesting the “super wealthy” should pay for a universal healthcare system.
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.
CRINGE WORTHY: Ocasio-Cortez Offers INCOHERENT DEFENSE of Nancy Pelosi
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez froze when asked about the future leadership of the Democratic Party this week; stuttering through a series of incoherent sentences when pressed on Pelosi’s political ambitions.
Cortez was speaking with CNN when she desperately tried to deflect questions on whether she’d back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House should Democrats retake control of Congress this fall.
“I think absolutely right now.. She is the leader of..no no, um, she is speaker..or rather leader Pelosi..hopefully we’ll see..she’s ah..she’s the current leader of the party and..the party absolutely does have its leadership in the House and Senate,” said Cortez.
Watch the awkward moment above.