Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a new 2020 challenger: a Republican immigrant from Jamaica – YA MAN!
AOC is officially being challenged for her House seat in 2020 by a New York businesswoman who emigrated from Jamaica and the freshman Congresswoman is freaking out over the prospect. Scherie Murray, who immigrated (legally) from Jamaica as a child, launched her campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.” Murray wasted no time with an introductory video that takes sharp jabs at the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.
‘There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC.’
“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance,” Murray said in the video. “Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”
Asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of Democratic socialism, Murray said, “I think it’s far, far to the left and it is not connecting with everyday Americans.”
As for “Medicare-for-all,” which Ocasio-Cortez has embraced, the Republican said: “Medicare-for-all, I think a lot of people are happy with their current health insurance.” And on the Green New Deal, the left-wing proposal to address climate change pushed by Ocasio-Ortez, she said: “We know that it certainly will kill jobs.”