Ocasio-Cortez bans press from town hall

Ocasio-Cortez bans press from town hall
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

[Ed. – She won’t debate those with opposing viewpoints and fears the press. What more proof does anyone need that she is not ready for primetime?]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday that stops on her “listening tour” throughout the district, like the one held a day earlier in Corona, are “intended for lively, compassionate discourse with a diversity of viewpoints.”

According to the Democratic nominee in the 14th Congressional District, she and the dozens of area residents who attended the event “talked about race, immigration, healthcare, disability rights and housing.”

But unless you were in the room on Sunday, you won’t know what specific community problems were mentioned or how Ocasio-Cortez planned to address them once she is sworn in.

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That’s because her campaign banned members of the media from attending the event, which was otherwise open to the public.

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According to … campaign spokesman Corbin Trent … “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.”

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