Not Today, AOC: Delaney Campaign Slams Ocasio-Cortez's Criticism of His Anti-Medicare for All Stance

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019 by nrkbeta, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

As Red State‘s Elizabeth Vaughn wrote this morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) was dismissive of former Rep. John Delaney’s (D-MD-6) anti-Medicare for All stance over the weekend. In a tweet, she told Delaney to “sashay away” since he was booed “for a full minute” at California’s Democratic convention:


First, his comments:

In response to the boos, he defended himself on Twitter later:

That wasn’t good enough for AOC:

The Delaney campaign fired back at the freshman Congresswoman in a statement and series of tweets Sunday and Monday, reports The Hill:

Delaney’s press secretary, Michael Starr Hopkins, released a statement on Monday saying that Ocasio-Cortez’s comments only help President Trump move toward reelection in 2020.

“The only person Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez helped with her tweet about Congressman Delaney was Donald Trump,” Hopkins’s statement reads. “If Democrats are serious about beating the President at the ballot box, we need less political grandstanding and more truth-telling from the Bernie wing of the party.

“2016 should have taught us that if we allow this primary to become a popularity contest on Twitter rather than a debate of ideas in the public square, the country will lose. We’ve seen this playbook before and it ends with a second term for Donald Trump.”


When it comes right down to it, a debate over universal healthcare vs. Medicare for All would really just amount to liberals trying to “out-liberal” each other. But the sound-bites from it could potentially be beneficial for Republicans on down the road.

On a related note, if showing sustained disapproval for comments made during a formal setting is grounds for disqualifying candidates for higher office – as AOC suggests, here’s a suggestion for what should happen with her seat this election cycle:

Make it happen, Democrats. Make it happen.

—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–



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