Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t even finished a full term in Congress yet. But she has sure forgotten about how she got there in the first place.
Now with a tough re-election bid on the horizon, AOC is using the same playbook that her former opponent used… and LOST.
Could history now repeat itself and send AOC packing after one term in Congress?
AOC is facing a tough challenge in the upcoming New York Democratic primary from former CNBC star Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and other Democratic hopefuls.
And instead of facing the challenge head-on… she’s deciding to run-and-hide.
AOC’s office recently announced that she was skipping Wednesday’s in-person debate with her challengers.
According to a report from The New York Post, AOC cited ‘social distancing’ rules.
“This one [Wednesday’s] is in-person, so we’ve had certain issues with that being done during phase one, if that would be violating the Phase One and Phase Two scheduled reopening by the governor. Which is why we’ve committed to virtual debates and are happy to participate in them,” she said.
But here’s where things get interesting…
Wednesday’s debate was sponsored by The Parkchester Times… this was the debate famously skipped in 2018 by AOC’s opponent, former high-powered Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley.
At the time, The New York Post said the “backhanded diss” helped galvanize Ocasio-Cortez’ supporters, who unseated Crowley.
But it appears that AOC is now falling into the same trap.
“Ocasio-Cortez is claiming her incumbency privilege,” Parkchester Times publisher Sheikh Musa Drammeh said to The New York Post. “But if she does the same thing, history will repeat itself.”
And if AOC is citing ‘social distancing’ as the reason for skipping the debate, she isn’t following her own rules.
According to The New York Post, AOC was handing out masks to George Floyd protesters in Queens on June 2 and hosted a socially distanced graduation party in a church parking lot Sunday — complete with free burgers, balloon animals and a DJ.
We will see if the move will cost AOC the election!