‘There Is a Crisis in Queens, and It’s Called AOC’: GOP Challenger Enters 2020 Race to Unseat Ocasio-Cortez

A new challenger has entered the ring in an attempt to unseat freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in the 2020 election cycle, Fox News reported Wednesday.

New York businesswoman Scherie Murray became the third Republican challenger to enter into the race for Ocasio-Cortez’s district on Wednesday.

Murray — who immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica at the age of nine and grew up in Queens — announced her intent to run with a campaign video taking shots at the self-described democratic socialist, pointing to Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts in turning tech giant Amazon away from her district.

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“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance,” she said in her campaign launch video. “Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”

Fox News confirmed Murray’s campaign launch in a phone interview, with the challenger telling them that “there is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC.”

“And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous,” Murray told Fox News. “Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon-New York deal.”

Murray pushed back on key legislative ideas backed by Ocasio-Cortez, saying that “a lot of people are happy with their current health insurance” when asked about “Medicare-for-All” and bashing the New York Democrat’s Green New Deal nonbinding resolution.

“We know that it certainly will kill jobs,” the Republican candidate said about the Green New Deal.

She also torched Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of democratic socialism as being “far, far to the left” and said that her policies are “not connecting with everyday Americans.”

When asked if she supports President Donald Trump, Murray said she does but found his controversial spat with Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive minority members of Congress “disgusting.”

“I think it’s disgusting, to be quite honest,” said the New York Republican candidate. “I think we are missing the point of why we’re elected to public office: to legislate on policy, to deliver results to those kitchen table issues that are affecting everyday Americans.”

She went on to say that she does not believe Trump to be a “racist” but that she would not have “worded” his recent tweets the way he did.

“Is that how I would have worded it? No. Do I think the president is a racist? No,” Murray said. “But I want to get back to the core of why we’re even talking about this – there is a crisis at our border.”

Ocasio-Cortez made headlines last election cycle when she unseated 20-year congressional veteran former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the primary election for her district.

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MJ
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Wow! A politician that speaks with logic and common sense. Sad that it is such a rarity.
I wish you well Ms. Murray.

Becky
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Becky

You go girl ! That idiot AOC has done nothing but shame women and New Yorkers You can bring dignity back to the women and to New Yorkers
I’m gonna vote for you !

Patti Harrison
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She will give the Anti-American, pro- illegal alien child a run for her money!!!

Helen Etling
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Who are the other two candidates?

Tess
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I would move to New York just to vote for Scherie Murray! A voice of reason, common sense and intelligence in a quagmire of self-delusion, self-aggrandizement, and self-centeredness. May God bless her campaign and see her to victory.

Charles
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AOC is trying to turn away business from her district. Typical Democrat, keep the people in poverty so you can make empty promises to get votes. What has AOC done for the people since she was elected? I support this candidate 100%. Let a businesswoman turn things around.

Chrissy
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Buh bye Felicia. (AOC) Won’t it be wonderful not to hear about her every day? How much longer until the election?

Jim Dawson
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AOC is a worthless POS sent in by socialist to help their agenda. She needs to be taken out with only 1 term under her belt, she has done absolutely nothing positive!!!!

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