Liberal New York lawmaker rips AOC as ‘absent’ from home district after ‘performative’ Supreme Court stunt


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A liberal New York state lawmaker ripped fellow progressive American Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., on Twitter on Sunday for being ‘absent’ in her home district, while a medical student also lambasted the “team member” congresswoman for her “performative performance during a recent protest outside the Supreme Court.

The public online spat began last week when a Twitter user named Daniel, who identifies as a medical student and health activist as @jai_lies, called Ocasio-Cortez’s office to allegedly canceling a meeting with health policy campaigners wishing to discuss a UK issue. style socialized medical plan.

The medical student wrote in a July 21 tweet that “some of the most respected academics in health policy have recently [sic] arrange a meeting with the AOC office to discuss NHS-style healthcare reform. AOC staff told them bluntly, “We’re not doing healthcare right now.”

“So while she does performative resistance art for the camera [sic] she’s ‘not doing health care right now,’ he added, referring to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez was recently charged with pretending to be handcuffed as police escorted him away away from a pro-abortion protest at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. “We’re in the middle of two pandemics and people are still dying because they lack health care. It’s not a fight.”

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Ocasio-Cortez responded to his initial tweet on Sunday with an apology.

“I’m so sorry to hear this happened. It’s not representative of me or my values,” the MP said. “If you can connect with details I’d appreciate it. I’ll follow up to get DMs open.”

State Senator Jessica Ramos speaks as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others plead for money to upgrade the obstetrical facility at Elmhurst Hospital.
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That’s when State Senator Jessica Ramos, whose Queens district straddles Ocasio-Cortez, stepped in.

“Maybe if you spent more time in your office and with your team, you would know what’s going on. Suffice it to say, it would be nice if you breathed our air,” Ramos, a Democrat, replied, making a apparent reference to Ocasio-Cortez. campaign video. “So as an employer, what’s going on with the member of staff who said that?”

Ocasio-Cortez burst into the national spotlight by beating longtime incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in 2018 after roasting him in campaign ads for his own absence from his New York congressional district.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is escorted by United States Capitol Police officers after participating in a sit-in outside the United States Supreme Court building on July 19, 2022.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is escorted by United States Capitol Police officers after participating in a sit-in outside the United States Supreme Court building on July 19, 2022.
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“That a Democrat who takes corporate money, profits from seizure, doesn’t live here, send their kids to our schools, drink our water or breathe our air can’t represent us” , Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a campaign video released in May 2018.

Ramos, who is endorsed by the Working Families Party, continued her criticism of Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday, even as other users lamented that she went public with the spat.

“Our district offices are on the same floor in the same building. She’s barely present in the community. That’s an indisputable fact,” the state senator noted.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez holds a press conference at the Capitol on April 7, 2022.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez holds a press conference at the Capitol on April 7, 2022.
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Ramos said she texted Ocasio-Cortez during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol to see if she was okay, but the congresswoman never responded and the two never haven’t been in direct communication since.

“I texted on 1/6 that I hope she’s fine and never even heard from her. She’s not meeting with local elected officials,” Ramos said. “The thing is, I’ve given up on texting her. I’ve reached out many times before. She hasn’t shown any interest in meeting me or meeting any other colleagues I know.”

In response to a user who proposed that Ramos was just jealous of Ocasio-Cortez, Ramos replied, “No. I just want my Congressman to be out there doing his job in the community.”

“My congressman’s absence is not dirty laundry. It’s never been with any other elected official,” she added in another tweet.

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Political pundit Errol Louis noted that the beef about Ocasio-Cortez came from Ramos, normally “the congresswoman’s prominent local ally”, saying: “The fact that this has become public suggests that private diplomacy has failed.”

“That’s right, Errol,” Ramos replied. “I gave up texting him a while ago, and as the petition unfolded, I contacted the staff and requested a meeting. I haven’t spoken to my congressman. for months. Maybe more than a year? do?”


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