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John Delaney Challenges AOC to Debate After She Tells Him to Bow Out, Gets Crickets

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is at it again, this time taking jabs at 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney on Twitter.

This weekend, John Delaney spoke at the California Democratic Convention. At one point in his speech, Delaney claimed: "Medicare for all may sound good but it's actually not good policy nor is it good politics."

This, as you might expect, was not exactly a crowd pleaser.

Delaney was jeered and booed for what seemed like an eternity before finally saying, “We should have universal healthcare, but it shouldn’t be a kinda healthcare that kicks 150 million Americans off their healthcare. That’s not smart policy.”

In the spirit of kicking a man while he’s down, the notorious AOC decided that it was her time to pounce. The young socialist upstart tweeted that it may be time to think of some eliminations in the Democratic primary field, ending her tweet with, “John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away.”

John Delaney, however, didn’t take this lying down. In a cordial reply to AOC, Delaney tweeted they share the same goal—that they both want universal health care—but they just disagree on how to get there. Delaney then challenged the New York Congresswoman to a debate.

In a follow-up tweet, Delaney again called out Ocasio-Cortez by saying,

So far, it has been crickets on Ocasio-Cortez’s end.

This, however, is not all too uncommon for the new star, who has a habit of shying away from debates when challenged. 

When Ben Shapiro offered to donate $10,000 to her campaign— later a charity of her choice— if she’d debate him, Ocasio-Cortez slammed Shapiro as having “bad intentions” and compared his attempts at discussion to catcalling.

Challenges from Katie Pavlich, Allie Stuckey, Kaya Jones and the like have similarly gone unheeded.

The takeaway?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may talk a big game, but when it actually comes to defending her ideals, she is not up to the task.

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