One of freshman firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s (D-N.Y.) 2020 challengers says the self-described democratic socialist’s policies are “not connecting” with the people in her constituency.
During a Monday interview on Fox Business’s “Trish Regan Primetime,” Republican congressional challenger Scherie Murray (R-N.Y.) was asked by the host to explain her claim that Ocasio-Cortez’s fame “has gone to her head.”
Murray — a businesswoman from New York City — said that the freshman Democrat’s policies are “far, far to the left” and blasted them as “not connecting” with the people in her district in New York.
She continued on to say that Ocasio-Cortez’s “notoriety on the public stage” was getting to her head before further bashing her policies as promoting more of a “conflict” in her district rather than “solutions.”
“The policies that we see now are far, far to the left. They’re not connecting with the constituency in Queens and the Bronx. And the notoriety on the public stage is more to AOC’s head, as we can see, where her policies are pushing more of a conflict versus solutions in the district. And that’s what we see coming from AOC.”
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Murray also said that Ocasio-Cortez’s “rhetoric” as well as her role in “tanking” the deal between New York and Amazon and her widely-panned, signature nonbinding resolution the Green New Deal was not needed “for the state.”
“The rhetoric, the job-killing Green New Deal, tanking the Amazon deal in New York,” continued Murray. “This is all rhetoric we don’t need for the state.”
Murray announced her bid for Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional seat earlier this month.
As IJR Red previously reported, the Jamaica-born New York businesswoman became the third challenger to take on the freshman firebrand, proclaiming in her announcement video that there is a “crisis in Queens, and her name is AOC” while blasting Ocasio-Cortez as choosing “self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance.”Published in