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.@AOC taking a shot at Buttigieg:
“For anyone who accuses of us of instituting purity tests, it's called having values. It's called giving a damn. It's called having standards for your conduct, by not being funded by billionaires.” pic.twitter.com/866aLKIqte
— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) December 21, 2019
This news comes as the socialist congresswoman campaigns for 2020 White House candidate Bernie Sanders.
‘For anyone who accuses us for [sic] instituting purity tests — it’s called having values’
Ocasio-Cortez recently attacked Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for dismissing “purity tests,” during a campaign rally for Sanders in California.
“For anyone who accuses us for [sic] instituting purity tests — it’s called having values,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s called giving a damn. It’s called having standards for your conduct to not be funded by billionaires but to be funded by the people.”
Ocasio-Cortez has often criticized Republicans on social media, saying they are “lapdogs for billionaires” and also that billionaires “should not exist.”
But AOC does not always practice what she preaches.
“The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises ‘Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all,” the Washington Examiner reported in February. “But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program…”
The Examiner continued, “Ocasio-Cortez … repeatedly criticized luxury real estate developers during her campaign, claiming that their buildings hiked up rent prices and pushed low-income residents out of their neighborhoods.”
AOC isn't talking about billionaire Tom Steyer donating to her campaign https://t.co/hSXZDUcUuJ pic.twitter.com/K0sOQThB9X
— New York Post (@nypost) December 26, 2019
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Back in June, CNN’s Jake Tapper went after Ocasio-Cortez, who had been bemoaning the living conditions for illegal aliens on the border, yet also would not vote to send money to the facilities to improve conditions there.
“By opposing both bills, aren’t you just ultimately depriving these kids of housing facilities that they need?” Tapper asked.
Ocasio-Cortez, who had slammed the Trump administration for supposedly operating concentration camps on the border, replied by saying that she “needed to send a message.”
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