By Fox News. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., rebuked a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate on Wednesday after he defended his offer to debate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. . .
She was responding to former Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., who pushed to debate Ocasio-Cortez after she told him to “sashay away” from the 2020 field, citing his position on “Medicare-for-all”
No means no! https://t.co/fCRFprwSHk
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 5, 2019
Delaney appeared to provoke the ire of California Democrats on Saturday when he told the state’s Democratic convention that “Medicare-for-all” was bad policy. . .
Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who‘s a “frontrunner,” maybe we can start w some general eliminations.
This awful, untrue line got boo’ed for a full minute.
John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away 👋🏽 https://t.co/0RDOwbfcgv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2019
When Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent “Medicare-for-all” supporter, criticized Delaney’s statement, he requested a debate with the progressive congresswoman.
Her refusal prompted the response that Omar blasted on Wednesday. “At a minimum, we have to be tolerant of different views on achieving the same goal: universal healthcare,” Delaney tweeted, alongside an article about Ocasio-Cortez’s refusal. (Read more from “Ilhan Omar Has Bizarre Response to 2020 Dem’s Request to Debate AOC” HERE)
Ocasio-Cortez Fights Against Solitary Confinement for Manafort
By Politico. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday took up an unlikely cause — the plight of convicted fraudster Paul Manafort.
The progressive lawmaker expressed alarm at reports that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman would likely be held in isolation after his expected transfer to Rikers Island — the New York City jail complex is in her congressional district — to face additional state fraud charges.
“A prison sentence is not a license for gov torture and human rights violations. That’s what solitary confinement is,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Manafort should be released, along with all people being held in solitary.”
The freshman lawmaker doubled down on her comments when told that Manafort may technically be placed in protective custody. She tweeted that protective custody is a separate method, but “does not necessarily exclude solitary. If he is in fact not being held in solitary, great. Release everyone else from it, too.”
Paul Manafort is being sent to solitary confinement in my district – Rikers Island.
A prison sentence is not a license for gov torture and human rights violations. That‘s what solitary confinement is.
Manafort should be released, along with all people being held in solitary. https://t.co/9rERLDSzrD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 5, 2019
(Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Fights Against Solitary Confinement for Manafort” HERE)