Ocasio-Cortez Scolds Candidates: ‘Didn’t Seem Like They Read The Book’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on TV with Stephen Colbert to analyze the first night of the Democrat debates.

When Colbert referred to the “speed dating” style by wondering which of the 10 contenders would get called back for a “second date,” Ocasio-Cortez was quick to criticize her colleagues, except for one.

“I think Elizabeth Warren gets asked back. I think she knocked it out of the park.”

As for the rest, Business Insider relates she compared them to “unprepared schoolkids.”

“I think with a debate stage this big, it can sometimes seem like a high school classroom. And there were some folks, like, who didn’t seem like they read the book, and then they got called on.”

Julian Castro did get her respect, though. She thought he did “a phenomenal job.”

Referring to section 1325 of the immigration act which “criminalizes coming across the border” Castro thinks it is only “to incarcerate the parents and then separate them.”

“Some of us on this stage have called to end that section, to terminate it. Some, like Congressman O’Rourke, have not and I want to challenge all of the candidates to do that.”

Cory Booker got an honorable mention for doing “a great job in talking about criminal justice.” He has gunfire in his neighborhood so came out tough in favor of controlling them.
The rest of tonight’s pack were dismissed without comment but she still had a word of warning for her old-school nemesis, Joe Biden.

“I think it’s dangerous to assume that any candidate is a ‘safe choice’ if we pick one candidate that is just going to deliver an election for you.”

As much as she supports illegal immigrants, AOC was only mildly amused by Beto O’Rourke’s pathetic attempt at speaking Spanish to evade answering whether or not he supports a 70 percent tax rate.

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AS Business Insider reports:

“she was amused by the attempts to speak Spanish by candidates including Beto O’Rourke, a Texas state Representative, accusing them of speaking ‘Spanglish’ a mixture of Spanish and English.”

“But it was good. I thought it was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country.”

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