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Democratic superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent an hour with First Lady Chirlane McCray on Friday discussing mental health issues.
Cortez told reporters gathered outside of Gracie Mansion afterward that she and McCray spent much of the time talking about the First Lady’s mental health initiative.
“It went really well, we were discussing the first lady’s mental health program throughout New York City and we are trying to figure out ways that we can really create conversations around mental health in communities,” the congresswoman-elect said.
But the self-described Democratic socialist dodged when asked what she made of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sluggish response to the video of police and peace officers pulling a small child from the arms of mom Jazmine Headley in a city social benefits office.
“Oh my goodness, you know the issue itself is so horrific and it really points to the inequalities and how deeply economic injustice entrenched can be throughout our system-throughout the criminal justice system and beyond,” she offered instead.