Veterans Walk Out on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – LifeZette

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells 2020 candidate John Delaney to sashay away, inserting herself into the Democratic primary race

Ocasio-Cortez sent this message to Delaney after the Maryland congressman was booed by crowds at the California Democratic Convention for saying that Medicare for All is “actually not good policy,” according to The Hill. More specifically, Delaney told the audience that “Medicare for All may sound good, but its actually not good policy nor is it good politics.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wont say who shes supporting for president in 2020, but shes been increasingly outspoken about which Democrats she wont get behind. On Sunday, the congresswoman condemned former Rep. John Delaney, a 2020 candidate, after he declared that Medicare-for-all is bad politics and policy. “John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Delaney defended his position on healthcare and compared Democrats who booed him at the California Democratic Party convention to President Donald Trump. “Healthcare is the #1 issue for voters, so lets debate the way forward. Any show of your choosing. Healthcare is too important for tweets, we need real discussion,” he tweeted. Visit Business Insiders homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wont say who shes supporting for president in 2020, but shes been increasingly outspoken about who she wont get behind.

“The only person Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez helped with her tweet about Congressman Delaney was Donald Trump. If Democrats are serious about beating the President at the ballot box, we need less political grandstanding and more truth-telling from the Bernie wing of the party,” Hopkins said. “2016 should have taught us that if we allow this primary to become a popularity contest on Twitter rather than a debate of ideas in the public square, the country will lose. Weve seen this playbook before and it ends with a second term for Donald Trump.”

On Sunday, the congresswoman condemned former Rep. John Delaney, a 2020 presidential candidate, after he declared that Medicare-for-all, “may sound good but its actually not good policy nor is it good politics.”

Delaney, a former Maryland congressman, drew boos at the California Democratic Convention on Sunday when he criticized “Medicare for all,” the single-payer, national healthcare plan for all residents backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other liberal Democratic presidential candidates.

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Delaneys comments received extended boos at the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco.

“We have the same goal, universal healthcare for everyone, we just have different ways of getting there. Healthcare is the #1 issue for voters, so lets debate the way forward. Any show of your choosing,” Delaney said.

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“Since theres so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over whos a frontrunner, maybe we can start [with] some general eliminations,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday. “This awful, untrue line got booed for a full minute. John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away.”

“I heard that, American bombs. In my head, I say to myself, what about the Iranian bullets and Iranian bombs? Arent they killing people, too?” Mazzella continued. “Didnt feel good. It reminds me when I came home from Vietnam and we had the protesters here. You know thats not the way to treat people.”

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Ocasio-Cortez, who ran on Medicare-for-all, followed up by insisting that single-payer would be less costly than the countrys current system.

Military veterans who attended a recent private event with socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stormed out of the meeting after Ocasio-Cortez reportedly bashed U.S. foreign policy and attacked Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Video: Democratic Candidate Booed For Over A Minute After Trashing Medicare For All

Delaney defended himself against Ocasio-Cortezs criticism in a series of tweets on Monday, arguing that Democrats should have an open debate about the future of healthcare policy. He also insisted that eliminating private health insurance — as some versions of Medicare-for-all would do — is a bad idea.

“If Democrats are serious about beating the president at the ballot box, we need less political grandstanding and more truth-telling from the Bernie wing of the party,” Delaney spokesman Michael Starr Hopkins said. “2016 should have taught us that if we allow this primary to become a popularity contest on Twitter rather than a debate of ideas in the public square, the country will lose."

“Hey @AOC, we have the same goal, universal healthcare for everyone, we just have different ways of getting there,” he wrote. “Healthcare is the #1 issue for voters, so lets debate the way forward. Any show of your choosing. Healthcare is too important for tweets, we need real discussion.”

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Delaney's office rejects the notion he should be disqualified for not joining some of the other 2020 Democrats in embracing the extreme health care plan. He responded by accusing AOC of hurting rather than helping her party.

And Delaney, a former Maryland congressman, compared Democrats who shut down debate over healthcare to Trump.

Delaney responded in a tweet challenging Ocasio-Cortez to a debate, writing: “Hey @AOC, we have the same goal, universal healthcare for everyone, we just have different ways of getting there. Healthcare is the #1 issue for voters, so lets debate the way forward. Any show of your choosing. Healthcare is too important for tweets, we need real discussion.”

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“Intolerance to alternative points of view is not what the Democratic Party should be about,” he wrote. “Dont we get enough of that from Trump?”

In a subsequent tweet, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “Medicare for All IS sound policy — one may disagree w/ it, but plenty of other countries have single payer + better outcomes than the US. M4A IS good politics — it polls VERY well in swing states. Third-Way (aka lobbyist-backed Dems) WILL lose the presidency to Trump.”

Ocasio-Cortez has also voiced her disapproval of former Vice President Joe Bidens 2020 campaign, calling his position on climate change policy a “dealbreaker” last month.

“There is no middle ground w/ climate denial & delay. Blaming blue collar Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101,” the Bronx native wrote, retweeting a report that Biden would pursue a “middle ground” on climate policy. “Were not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids lives are at stake.”

In their interview, Vitaliano recounted what happened during the contentious meeting in which Ocasio-Cortez denounced “American bombs,” President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Vitaliano also hammered Ocasio-Cortez for being noticeably absent from her district while her national profile has exploded.

The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman hasnt endorsed a candidate for president yet, but shes expressed support for both Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

“It was a prepared agenda for the — lets put in this way, she is our congresswoman from January, we havent seen her in our area until May 28, Tuesday at 5:30. Everybody else in the United States has seen her except her own district,” Vitaliano said.


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