Ocasio-Cortez made headlines in the last election cycle when she unseated 20-year congressional veteran former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.). Now it seems she has a new challenger looking to take her seat.
Scherie Murray is a New York business woman and is the third person to enter the ring in a bid against Ocasio-Cortez.
Murray immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica at the age of nine and grew up in Queens — announced her intent to run with a campaign video taking shots at the self-described democratic socialist, pointing to Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts in turning tech giant Amazon away from her district.
In her video and campaign announcement Murray claims:
“There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC. She isn’t worried about us – she’s worried about being famous. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
Murray has some harsh words for Ocasio-Cortez in the campaign saying:
“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance. Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”
She doubled down and torched Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of democratic socialism as being “far, far to the left” and said that her policies are “not connecting with everyday Americans.”
In an interview with Fox News Murray was asked asked if she supports President Donald Trump, Murray said she does but found his spat with Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive minority members of Congress “disgusting.”
She went said that she does not believe Trump to be a “racist” but that she would not have “worded” his recent tweets the way he did.
“Is that how I would have worded it? No. Do I think the president is a racist? No,” Murray said. “But I want to get back to the core of why we’re even talking about this – there is a crisis at our border.”
Ocasio-Cortez has been very controversial. Some want her to stay while others want her out. We’ll just have to see if Murray can be the one that beats her.
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