I love everything about this.
Courtesy of CNN:
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is planning to visit Kentucky soon despite being uninvited by one of the state’s Republican members of Congress.
Corbin Trent, a spokeswoman for the New York congresswoman, told CNN on Friday that they’ve been invited by other Kentuckians and that plans are in the works for a visit to the Bluegrass State on their own, though the exact timing is unclear.
“Luckily, we still have open borders with Kentucky, we are free to travel there,” Trent said. “We hope to visit and have a town hall, listen to concerns of workers in Kentucky.”
AOC was originally invited to visit Kentucky by Congressman Andy Barr who challenged her to visit Kentucky to explain her Green Bew Deal to the coal miners.
When Ocasio-Cortez immediately took him up on that offer Barr then backpedaled and claimed she would have to apologize to Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas who she called out online for refusing to co-sponsor the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, after he attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar for remarks of her’s that were taken out of context.
I think this is a great idea and I would bet money that AOC wins over a number of Kentuckians with her visit and perhaps even gains some more support for her Green New Deal in the process.
I would encourage more Democrats to go into supposedly hostile red states and demonstrate to everybody who shows up that they are compassionate people only trying to what is best for the American people.