Press not welcome at Ocasio-Cortez town halls

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on a “listening tour” that’s taking her to town halls all over the congressional districts in which she is seeking a seat. Ocasio-Cortez says they are “intended for lively, compassionate discourse with a diversity of viewpoints.”

However, after recent events where the rising socialist superstar in the Democratic party was quote “mobbed,” her campaign has decided to ban press from future townhall events.

From the Queens Chronicle:

According to Ramos Rios and campaign spokesman Corbin Trent, that unwanted attention led to a press ban both for last Wednesday’s listening tour stop in the Bronx and Sunday’s in Corona.

“We wanted to help create a space where community members felt comfortable and open to express themselves without the distraction of cameras and press. These were the first set of events where the press has been excluded,” Trent said. “This is an outlier and will not be the norm. We’re still adjusting our logistics to fit Alexandria’s national profile.”

So that means, no one outside that room will have any idea what kinds of ideas were discussed or how Ocasio-Cortez plans to address issues affecting her community if she wins her seat.

Maybe the campaign is trying to keep any more embarrassing interviews from happening?

Or perhaps the socialist doesn’t want to be forthcoming about how much money she’s planning to steal from the American people.


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