When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
It’s another week full of AOC news. Most of the important stories about AOC don’t involve her, but about people who are opposing the lawmaker and her ilk. She did, however, let us all know why she refuses to make an appearance on Fox News.
Conservative Party Endorses AOC Challenger
Yet another challenger for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) House seat has emerged, and he’s received a significant endorsement. Former police officer-turned-high school teacher John Cummings received the support of the Bronx Conservative Party.
Party chairman Bill Newmark said the decision to endorse Cummings was “a no-brainer” and that he “is a lifelong conservative and is with us on the issues that matter.”
The Bronx County Republican Party has not yet made an endorsement but is currently looking at candidates. Cummings currently leads the other GOP candidates challenging AOC in fundraising.
AOC Won’t Go on Fox News
For some reason, Ocasio-Cortez felt the need to let us all know why she wouldn’t make an appearance on Fox News. In a series of tweets that are not worth expending your brain cells reading, she basically said she wouldn’t go on Fox News because Tucker Carlson is racist and stuff. In fact, if you didn’t know better, you might think that the only reason she brought up Fox News was to race-bait Carlson.
She was apparently mad because Carlson had a guest on his show who made some questionable statements about illegal immigrants living in AOC’s district. Apparently, the host should be responsible for the statements of the people who come on his show. But where was the outrage when CNN hosted white nationalist Richard Spencer?
Conservatives Form their own “Squad”
It appears the right might have their own “Squad” to counter that of the new Democratic lawmakers who lead the ultra-far left faction of the Democratic Party. The conservative version of the squad is led by Jessica Taylor, a 35-year-old who is running for Alabama’s Second Congressional District. “I do think women feel empowered now more than ever to speak up,” she told USA Today. “It’s very important that younger generations of Republicans see women run for office.”
The group also includes Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, who is running for Texas’ 24th district, and Michelle Fischbach, who is running to represent Minnesota’s seventh district.
Female candidates have been rather rare compared to the Democrats. But it appears there is a change coming. “2020 is a pivotal year for our country,” Taylor said. “We see so many women across the country right now, Republican women, who are picking up the mantle and saying, ‘I want to serve. Enough is enough – my kids and my country are worth fighting for. That’s what this is about.”
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