Unbelievable! In a last minute scam, Ocasio-Cortez cancels debate set for October 17th
Yes, you read that correctly. After challenging Dr. Anthony Pappas to a debate one month ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has announced her no-show at a debate set for this Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Her Republican opponent had quickly accepted this challenge in early September, and this debate was long scheduled to occur at PS 69 school auditorium in Jackson Heights. It was arranged by a Queens Latino news organization.
The excuse given by her campaign manager last week is a newly announced condition of attendance by all candidates. This was announced with full knowledge that incumbent Joseph Crowley, defeated by Ocasio-Cortez in the June primary, was no longer campaigning on the Working Families party line (a third party which has never elected a candidate without major party backing on another line).
While professing to promote the poor and lower class to earn her first success in any election, Ocasio-Cortez is now deceiving them with a self-promotion campaign across the country which finds her in one television appearance dressed in a $3,000 outfit and $600 shoes. By dodging her only debate, she is acting exactly as Joseph Crowley did when dodging her own demands for more debates during the primary season. At least Mr. Crowley appeared in one television debate and cancelled none.
While also proclaiming publicly that Donald Trump was afraid to confront "a girl" during her self-promotion crusade, she is now afraid of a senior citizen who happens to be a professor of economics at St. John's University. Dr. Pappas was prepared to debunk all of her myths about a socialist system and spending plan of "free things" having a $40 trillion price tag according to an independent research organization. The Ocasio-Cortez plan could only be satisfied by taxing the lower and middle classes.
She is also dodging a commitment by Dr. Pappas to call her out on a foreign policy position for ending the "occupation of Palestine" and U.S. "colonization of Puerto Rico." She may be the new face of the Democrat party, but she is definitely not the face of America. Please support Dr. Anthony Pappas for Congress with needed donations on this site and volunteers to spread our message limited as it may be for now in a mass distribution of palm cards.
It is time for the voters of New York's 14th District to call out Ocasio-Cortez for what she truly is at the election booths on November 6, 2018.