Earlier this week, Red State‘s Brandon Morse wrote about an odd incident that happened this past Sunday involving Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) and a potential Republican challenger for her Congressional seat.
A quick recap, via the NY Post:
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned tail on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to avoid a potential Republican challenger as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, her political opponent said.
Talk-radio producer Rich Valdes told The Post that he tried to challenge the freshman Democratic congresswoman to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism when he spotted her near West 47th Street.
But Ocasio-Cortez “cut her handshaking short, jerked her hand back and jetted to the other side of the street,” Valdes said.
“She literally ran!” he said.
“I thought this was a good time to try and get a response but I honestly only saw the back of her head as she trotted across the street.”
Valdes is an associate producer for Mark Levin’s show.
As it turns out, AOC’s spoxdude slammed Valdes for having the nerve to ask his boss a question. In a tweet he ended up deleting, Corbin Trent wrote:
@RepAOC’s spox @corbintrent had some choice words for me in a tweet he’s since deleted. Not sure if he’s on Congressional staff, campaign staff or a volunteer but he gave a comment to @nypost on her behalf and lied. Not a good look. @AOC. pic.twitter.com/cIQxSbixh7
— Rich Valdes 🇺🇸 (@RichValdes) June 11, 2019
The nerve! The “stalking” bit was a nice touch, too, and is right out of the AOC “sexissssm!” playbook. Remember this gem from 2018 (h/t: Brandon)?
Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions.
And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one. pic.twitter.com/rsD17Oq9qe
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 10, 2018
AOC’s Justice Dems comrade Waleed Shahid tweeted out a show of support for Trent after reports surfaced of his meltdown:
— “Ideas That Are Lying Around” (@_waleedshahid) June 13, 2019
For what it’s worth, Trent explained to the NY Post on Thursday why he deleted the tweet:
“I did indeed send that,” Trent admitted to The Post in a telephone interview Thursday.
“I did indeed delete it. It didn’t seem that helpful,” he said.
Trent said he didn’t regret the move, but rather “regrets that people chase people around.”
“I regret that so many people right from presidential candidates to right-wing commentators to random people that start organizations think that they’re entitled to people’s time. I think she’s spending a ton of time in the district talking about what she’s doing, talking about why she’s doing it and making a case for her policies,” Trent said.
Watch the video below, where Valdes crosses the street to get in line to talk to AOC. She runs almost immediately after to the other side.
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