AOC invited by Virginia GOP House hopes to campaign for incumbent Dem Spanberger
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FIRST ON FOX: A virginia The Republican has invited U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., to campaign for the Democratic incumbent the GOP candidate hopes to overthrow next year.
Republican Tina Ramirez – who is running against U.S. Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger – extended the offer after Ocasio-Cortez recently insisted it was a “mistake” for moderate Democrats to consider their radical colleagues as a “responsibility”.
“Over the past few years, Abigail Spanberger has led a double life,” Republican challenger Tina Ramirez wrote in a statement first provided to Fox News on Tuesday, referring to the Democratic second term.
“In Virginia, she presents herself as a moderate Democrat. But that mask comes off in Washington,” Ramirez continued.
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“Having only interacted with Abigail Spanberger in Washington, it’s no wonder Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks a progressive message would be popular in Virginia,” the Republican added. “Especially after Spanberger voted for a multibillion dollar wishlist masquerading as an infrastructure bill by the most ridiculous and dishonest definition.”
“I invite Alexandria to come to Virginia to show voters who Abigail Spanberger really is when the cameras are not on,” Ramirez concluded.
The Republican, who challenges Spanberger to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, cited Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks in a Interview with the New York Times released earlier this month.
Ocasio-Cortez, a notorious Democratic caucus radical who identifies as a Democratic Socialist, insisted it was a mistake for moderate Democrats to distance themselves from radicals like her.
âBefore the election in Virginia, it was very clear that our help and participation was neither wanted nor requested, which is good,â Ocasio-Cortez said. âI’m not here to tell people how to run their races. But at the same time, to view members here who have some of the closest relationship to our political base as a uniform responsibility – and not something that can be selectively deployed, or consulted, or whatever – I think it’s just sad. I think it was a mistake. “
Ocasio-Cortez said the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’ $ 1.75 trillion social spending and climate change bill, would give Democrats “a chance to go back to our communities and say we kept our promises “. She argued that “what really holds back participation is when Democrats make promises they don’t keep.”
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A recent incident has highlighted the difference between the more moderate Spanberger and the more radical Ocasio-Cortez.
When Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy of California gave a boastful speech against Build Back Better, he quoted Spanberger, who said that “no one elected Joe Biden to be FDR”, referring to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Immediately after this statement, a female voice in Congress cried out, âI did. Journalists later identified this voice as belonging to Ocasio-Cortez.