AOC attended a National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, and while she was there, she ran into talk radio producer Rich Valdes, a Republican who plans to challenge her in the 2020 election, should she win the Democratic primary, which is very much in doubt after the Amazon debacle.
Valdes challenged AOC to debate and according to him, she immediately walked away and crossed the street. One of her reps later told Valdes that AOC will debate him when he becomes a candidate. I would not make a bet on that.
She is getting pretty tired of looking like a fool when it turns out she has no idea what she is talking about.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has quickly made a name for herself by challenging power brokers and those who hold influence, using the halls of Congress and her millions of social media followers to spread her progressive vision.
But over the weekend, when it came to Ocasio-Cortez being challenged — this time as the person with the power — the self-avowed democratic-socialist tucked tail and ran.
During the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, talk radio producer Rich Valdes, a Republican who plans to challenge Ocasio-Cortez for her seat in Congress, confronted Ocasio-Cortez on Fifth Avenue.
Valdes wanted to challenge Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist vision, according to the New York Post.
However, once Ocasio-Cortez spotted Valdes, the freshman lawmaker “cut her handshaking short, jerked her hand back and jetted to the other side of the street,” Valdes told the Post.
The Post spoke with witnesses who confirmed what Valdes claimed. Curtis Sliwa said the incident unfolded around 12:30 p.m. Sliwa’s wife, Nancy, shared pictures with the Post showing a shocked Ocasio-Cortez turning to look at Valdes.
“As soon as she saw him she did a pirouette — a spin — and she ran north on Fifth Avenue, ahead of her delegation, just to get away from Rich,” he said. “I heard Rich yelling after her, ‘OK, AOC. You can run — but you can’t hide!'”