Democratic congressional nominee and self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has agreed to debate her Republican Congressional opponent, Dr. Anthony Pappas.
According to a press release from the Pappas campaign, the debate has been arranged and will be hosted by Queens Latino, a local spanish-speaking newspaper. The debate is tentatively set to occur at a school auditorium.
Pappas, who is an Associate Professor in Economics and Finance at St. John’s University’s Peter J. Robin College of Business, plans to confront Ocasio-Cortez on her endorsement of socialism.
“‘Professor vs Student’ of economics, this debate will offer the first glimpse of the major party candidates as they go head-to-head in the November 6th general election,” the release said.
In an interview with the Daily Wire, the campaign stressed that the Pappas — who is running for his first time — is a “moderate, independent Republican who is the alternative to the socialist candidate.”
The campaign also said Pappas hopes to confront Ocasio-Cortez on her belief that Israel is occupying ‘Palestine,’ and her recent claim that Puerto Rico is a “still a colony of the United States.”
Pappas’ campaign motto is: “Sensible solutions for a kinder, caring world.”
“Pappas is adamantly opposed to [socialism] because it is not an economic model that has worked in world history,” the campaign said. “She is far away from any rational plan of action or solution.”
The Pappas campaign also complained about the lack of media coverage he has received in comparison to Ocasio-Cortez. “[H]er Republican opponent has been denied fair coverage with stories that rarely mention him,” the release said.
Although only one debate has been scheduled so far and the exact date is still pending, the Pappas campaign hopes to have four debates.
The campaign also added that they have been receiving support from all around the country and have been gaining more volunteers in recent weeks.
Both candidates will compete for New York’s 14th congressional district seat on November 6.
Democrat Socialist darling Ocasio-Cortez sent shock waves through the Democrat Party when she defeated the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Joe Crowley, in the New York primary in June.
The Democrat Socialists of America support no borders, no profit, no prisons and no cash bail.
This weekend Ocasio Cortez held an interview with Firing Line with Margaret Hoover on PBS.
In typical Socialists fashion Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on Israel:
“I also think that what people are starting to see at least with the occupation of Palestine is the increasing crisis of humanitarian condition. And that to me is where I tend to come from on this issue.”
Hoover asked very basic, softball questions of the young congressional candidate.
In explaining her positions on the economy, Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez “Do you think that capitalism has failed to deliver for working class Americans?” Hoover cited a currently booming US economy and low unemployment.
“Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez explained, lamenting that people are employed but having to work long hours, “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world,” she continued.
Later in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez was asked if she thinks capitalism would survive as an economic system. Ocasio-Cortez shrugged and said that was a “good question” and believes our economy will “evolve.”
The 27-year old also called Israel occupiers of Palestinian land. When pushed on the comment, she mumbled and demurred ultimately admitting that she does not know anything on the issue.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine.
When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about. pic.twitter.com/e3Uq1eupD3
— Ryan Saavedra ???????? (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2018
Socialist Ocasio-Cortez confronted with booming economy & low unemployment numbers.
She says "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs” and "Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.” pic.twitter.com/dxIqwqZn89
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 16, 2018
She was also recently flamed on social media when she was caught lying about her upbringing.
She has regularly claimed to be someone who had a hard life growing up in the Bronx.
That has been determined to be a blatant lie by the Daily Mail.
Though Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was born in and currently lives in the Bronx, county land records show her late father Sergio Cortez-Roman bought a quaint three-bedroom in Yorktown Heights, New York in 1991, when she was about two.
It reveals a blatant lie in the Marxist candidate’s official biography, which states in part:
‘The state of Bronx public schools in the late 80s and early 90s sent her parents on a search for a solution. She ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40 minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx.’
Ocasio-Cortez also boasted on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show that President Donald Trump, born in Queens, wouldn’t know how to handle ‘a girl from the Bronx’ such as herself.
First, she would have to know what a girl from the Bronx is like, which she clearly does not.
The deceptive candidate ignored requests for a response to being caught lying.
The Communist political newcomer Ocasio-Cortez had a complete meltdown when a conservative TV host on suggested the Democratic congressional candidate for New York lied about where she came from.
John Cardillo, host of Newsmax TV’s “America Talks Live,” tweeted an image of Ocasio-Cortez’s childhood home in Yorktown Heights with the claim that she lived in that home before attending Brown University.
“A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she’s selling,” Cardillo wrote.
This is the Yorktown Heights (very nice area) home @Ocasio2018 grew up in before going off to Ivy League Brown University.
A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she’s selling. pic.twitter.com/xyOtZzVJII
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 1, 2018
She then attempted to deflect from her lie, and was laid waste to by social media users on Twitter.
First, your story, your home, your identity is all based on a lie.
If you'll lie about where you grew up, NOTHING YOU SAY can be trusted.#Socialism is #Treason! 3 generations of #Veterans swore an oath to prevent your kind from taking over #America.
— overpasses4America (@o4america) July 2, 2018
To see the swarm of flamings she received on Twitter, CLICK HERE.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 27th, 2018