AOC challengers speak out on ‘Fox & Friends’ on their campaigns


THANK YOU.
>>SURE.>>SURE.
STEVE: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, STEVE: THANK YOU VERY MUCH,
LISA. LISA.
FRESHMAN CONGRESSWOMAN FRESHMAN CONGRESSWOMAN
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ
CALLING FOR MASSIVE TURN CALLING FOR MASSIVE TURN
OUT. OUT.
AS MORE THAN A DOZEN RIVALS AS MORE THAN A DOZEN RIVALS
EYE HER SEAT. EYE HER SEAT.
LAST ELECTION CYCLE IN THE LAST ELECTION CYCLE IN THE
PRIMARY AS WE KNOW, THE PRIMARY AS WE KNOW, THE
TURNOUT WAS QUITE LOW. TURNOUT WAS QUITE LOW.
WE NEED TO START CREATING A WE NEED TO START CREATING A
TURNOUT MACHINE RIGHT NOW. TURNOUT MACHINE RIGHT NOW.
BUT COULD THOSE WORDS COME BUT COULD THOSE WORDS COME
BACK TO HAUNT HER IF SHE BACK TO HAUNT HER IF SHE
LOSES THE PRIMARY? LOSES THE PRIMARY?
JOINING US RIGHT NOW ARE A JOINING US RIGHT NOW ARE A
FEW OF HER CHALLENGE JR.S, FEW OF HER CHALLENGE JR.S,
SCREENERS.SCREEN LEFT DEMOCRAT K SCREENERS.SCREEN LEFT DEMOCRAT K
JOHN CUMMINGS FOLLOWED JOHN CUMMINGS FOLLOWED
SCREEN LIGHT BY SCHERIE SCREEN LIGHT BY SCHERIE
MURRAY BOTH REPUBLICANS. MURRAY BOTH REPUBLICANS.
GOOD MORNING TO YOU. GOOD MORNING TO YOU.
YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT.
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.
>>YOU ARE GOING TO PRIMARY>>YOU ARE GOING TO PRIMARY
A FELLOW DEMOCRAT. A FELLOW DEMOCRAT.
WHY? WHY?
>>ACTUALLY, WHAT KIND OF>>ACTUALLY, WHAT KIND OF
DEMOCRAT? DEMOCRAT?
SHE IS A SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT. SHE IS A SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT.
WHICH OUR DISTRICT, WHICH IS WHICH OUR DISTRICT, WHICH IS
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IS
NOT SOCIALIST. NOT SOCIALIST.
I WANT MORE PEOPLE TO COME I WANT MORE PEOPLE TO COME
OUT. OUT.
WHEN MORE PEOPLE COME OUT WHEN MORE PEOPLE COME OUT
YOU WILL SEE WHAT THE YOU WILL SEE WHAT THE
DISTRICT WANTS. DISTRICT WANTS.
WHAT THE DISTRICT IS LOOKING WHAT THE DISTRICT IS LOOKING
FOR AS A DEMOCRAT? FOR AS A DEMOCRAT?
STEVE: FROM YOUR POINT OF STEVE: FROM YOUR POINT OF
VIEW, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME VIEW, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
SHE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE SHE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE
DISTRICT TALKING TO THE DISTRICT TALKING TO THE
FOLKS? FOLKS?
>>VERY RARE.>>VERY RARE.
SHE IS NEVER THERE IN OUR SHE IS NEVER THERE IN OUR
DISTRICT. DISTRICT.
I KNOW WHEN SHE WON THE I KNOW WHEN SHE WON THE
ELECTION. ELECTION.
IT TOOK HER THREE OR FOUR IT TOOK HER THREE OR FOUR
MONTHS TO OPEN AN OFFICE. MONTHS TO OPEN AN OFFICE.
THE DISTRICT INCLUDES THE DISTRICT INCLUDES
LIKE — IF YOU BRONX NEVER LIKE — IF YOU BRONX NEVER
BEEN THERE EVEN IN JACKSON BEEN THERE EVEN IN JACKSON
HEIGHTS WHERE HER OFFICE IS HEIGHTS WHERE HER OFFICE IS
MOSTLY RARE CASES COMES INTO MOSTLY RARE CASES COMES INTO
THE COMMUNITY. THE COMMUNITY.
STEVE: ALL RIGHT. STEVE: ALL RIGHT.
JOHN, WHAT DO YOU THINK? JOHN, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
>>THAT’S TRUE.>>THAT’S TRUE.
SHE IS NOT REALLY AROUND THE SHE IS NOT REALLY AROUND THE
COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY.
IN FACT, SHE DOES HAVE A IN FACT, SHE DOES HAVE A
DESK IN ANOTHER OFFICE DESK IN ANOTHER OFFICE
HOLDER’S OFFICE IN THE HOLDER’S OFFICE IN THE
BRONX. BRONX.
AND THE DESK IS NOT — AND THE DESK IS NOT —
STEVE: LIKE A TIMESHARE? STEVE: LIKE A TIMESHARE?
>>PRETTY MUCH.>>PRETTY MUCH.
>>IT’S NOT IN THE DISTRICT.>>IT’S NOT IN THE DISTRICT.
IT’S ACTUALLY JUST OUTSIDE IT’S ACTUALLY JUST OUTSIDE
THE DISTRICT. THE DISTRICT.
SHE IS REALLY OUT OF TOUCH SHE IS REALLY OUT OF TOUCH
WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN
THE DISTRICT. THE DISTRICT.
STEVE: SHERRI REWHEN YOU SAY STEVE: SHERRI REWHEN YOU SAY
WHEN YOU GO AROUND THE WHEN YOU GO AROUND THE
DISTRICT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW DISTRICT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW
WHO SHE IS. WHO SHE IS.
>>THEY DON’T.>>THEY DON’T.
THEY ARE FRANKLY APPALLED BY THEY ARE FRANKLY APPALLED BY
THE RHETORIC SHE IS THE RHETORIC SHE IS
CHAMPIONING ON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONING ON THE NATIONAL
LEVEL FROM THE GREEN NEW LEVEL FROM THE GREEN NEW
DEAL TO THE NEW WAY FORWARD DEAL TO THE NEW WAY FORWARD
ACT. ACT.
NEW IMMIGRATION NEW IMMIGRATION
IMCONGRATULATION THAT SHE IMCONGRATULATION THAT SHE
HAS CO-SPONSORED. HAS CO-SPONSORED.
THESE IDEAS ARE DANGEROUS. THESE IDEAS ARE DANGEROUS.
THEY ARE GOING TO HURT THE THEY ARE GOING TO HURT THE
QUALITY OF LIFE FOR QUEENS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR QUEENS
AND BRONX RESIDENTS. AND BRONX RESIDENTS.
STEVE: ONE OF THE THINGS STEVE: ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT IS TOP OF LINE FOR YOU THAT IS TOP OF LINE FOR YOU
REGARDING HER IS THE FACT REGARDING HER IS THE FACT
THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE LED THE THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE LED THE
PROTEST AGAINST AMAZON AND PROTEST AGAINST AMAZON AND
ALL THOSE JOBS NEVER CAME TO ALL THOSE JOBS NEVER CAME TO
NEW YORK. NEW YORK.
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.
AND I THINK THAT HURT THE AND I THINK THAT HURT THE
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 14 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 14
BECAUSE IT’S JUST NOT — BECAUSE IT’S JUST NOT —
IT’S VERY IMMIGRANT-BASED IT’S VERY IMMIGRANT-BASED
COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY.
ALL THOSE INDIRECT JOBS SO ALL THOSE INDIRECT JOBS SO
NECESSARY FOR OUR COMMUNITY NECESSARY FOR OUR COMMUNITY
JUST FOR THAT DISTRICT. JUST FOR THAT DISTRICT.
NOT ONLY FOR CONGRESSIONAL NOT ONLY FOR CONGRESSIONAL
DISTRICT 14 BUT ALSO DISTRICT 14 BUT ALSO
AFFECTED THE CITY, TOO I AFFECTED THE CITY, TOO I
THINK. THINK.
STEVE: SURE. STEVE: SURE.
BADRUN’S POINT EARLIER SHE BADRUN’S POINT EARLIER SHE
IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC. IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC.
SHE A SOCIALIST. SHE A SOCIALIST.
WHEN SHE IS OUT CAMPAIGNING WHEN SHE IS OUT CAMPAIGNING
FOR BERNIE SANDERS ACROSS FOR BERNIE SANDERS ACROSS
THE RIVER WHEN BERNIE THE RIVER WHEN BERNIE
SANDERS HAD A RALLY, 25,000 SANDERS HAD A RALLY, 25,000
PEOPLE SHOWED UP. PEOPLE SHOWED UP.
LARGELY BECAUSE AOC WAS LARGELY BECAUSE AOC WAS
GOING TO BE THERE. GOING TO BE THERE.
SO SHE IS A ROCK STAR WITH A SO SHE IS A ROCK STAR WITH A
LOT OF PEOPLE. LOT OF PEOPLE.
>>SHE IS WITH THE SOCIALIST>>SHE IS WITH THE SOCIALIST
LEFT, THAT’S ABSOLUTELY LEFT, THAT’S ABSOLUTELY
TRUE. TRUE.
YOU TALK ABOUT HER YOU TALK ABOUT HER
ABSENTEEISM. ABSENTEEISM.
WE HAVE A PARADE, A VETERANS WE HAVE A PARADE, A VETERANS
DAY PARADE I WAS AT THE DAY PARADE I WAS AT THE
PARADE AND WHERE WAS SHE? PARADE AND WHERE WAS SHE?
SHE WAS IN IOWA WITH BERNIE SHE WAS IN IOWA WITH BERNIE
SANDERS. SANDERS.
SHE MUCH PREFERS THAT SHE MUCH PREFERS THAT
NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT BUT NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT BUT
COMPLETELY IGNORES THE COMPLETELY IGNORES THE
PEOPLE IN DISTRICT 14. PEOPLE IN DISTRICT 14.
>>AT THIS POINT I WAS>>AT THIS POINT I WAS
RECENTLY IN THE DISTRICT TOO RECENTLY IN THE DISTRICT TOO
TOWN HALL WITH CLARK ON BAIL TOWN HALL WITH CLARK ON BAIL
REFORM. REFORM.
AND THE COMMUNITY IS UP IN AND THE COMMUNITY IS UP IN
ARMS ABOUT THIS DANGEROUS ARMS ABOUT THIS DANGEROUS
POLICY SHE IS ALWAYS M.I.A. POLICY SHE IS ALWAYS M.I.A.
THE CO-LOCATED BRONX OFFICE THE CO-LOCATED BRONX OFFICE
IS A SLAP IN THE FACE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE
CONSIDERING THAT SHE JUST CONSIDERING THAT SHE JUST
OPENED HER CAMPAIGN OFFICES OPENED HER CAMPAIGN OFFICES
BOTH IN QUEENS AND THE BRONX BOTH IN QUEENS AND THE BRONX
JUST RECENTLY, STEVE. JUST RECENTLY, STEVE.
STEVE: ULTIMATELY, WHAT IT STEVE: ULTIMATELY, WHAT IT
COMES DOWN TO, IS NEW YORK COMES DOWN TO, IS NEW YORK
READY FOR SOMEBODY WITH, YOU READY FOR SOMEBODY WITH, YOU
KNOW, NOW THAT PEOPLE HAVE KNOW, NOW THAT PEOPLE HAVE
SEEN WHAT HER POLICIES ARE, SEEN WHAT HER POLICIES ARE,
AFTER THE LAST TWO YEARS, AFTER THE LAST TWO YEARS,
WHEN THE NEXT ELECTION COMES WHEN THE NEXT ELECTION COMES
UP, WILL SHE BE REELECTED? UP, WILL SHE BE REELECTED?
YOU ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE
THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN.
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.
SHE IS ABSENT IN THE SHE IS ABSENT IN THE
DISTRICT NOW AND SHE GOT DISTRICT NOW AND SHE GOT
CROWLEY OUT BECAUSE HE WAS CROWLEY OUT BECAUSE HE WAS
ABSENT IN THE DISTRICT. ABSENT IN THE DISTRICT.
BUT I HAVE BEEN A LONG TIME BUT I HAVE BEEN A LONG TIME
COMMUNITY LEADER SERVING COMMUNITY LEADER SERVING
QUEENS AND I HOPE TO BE DULY QUEENS AND I HOPE TO BE DULY
ELECTED SO I CAN REPRESENT ELECTED SO I CAN REPRESENT
THE DISTRICT. THE DISTRICT.
THERE ARE QUALITY OF LIFE THERE ARE QUALITY OF LIFE
ISSUES THAT WE NEED TO ISSUES THAT WE NEED TO
TACKLE AS A REPRESENTATIVE TACKLE AS A REPRESENTATIVE
AND QUITE FRANKLY SHE IS AND QUITE FRANKLY SHE IS
MORE CONCERNED ABOUT FAME MORE CONCERNED ABOUT FAME
AND THE LIMELIGHT AND HER AND THE LIMELIGHT AND HER
SHOW TIME GIGS THAN SHE IS SHOW TIME GIGS THAN SHE IS
ABOUT THE RESIDENTS OF THE ABOUT THE RESIDENTS OF THE
DISTRICT. DISTRICT.
>>WELL, ONE THING THAT WE>>WELL, ONE THING THAT WE
HAVE TO SAY THAT EVEN THOUGH HAVE TO SAY THAT EVEN THOUGH
SHE SAYS SHE IS FROM BRONX, SHE SAYS SHE IS FROM BRONX,
HOW MANY DAYS OF THE WEEK HOW MANY DAYS OF THE WEEK
WHEN SHE EVER COMES BACK SHE WHEN SHE EVER COMES BACK SHE
COMES IN AND DEALS WITH THE COMES IN AND DEALS WITH THE
COMMUNITY? COMMUNITY?
WE HAVE LOSS IN JOBS. WE HAVE LOSS IN JOBS.
WE HAVE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS. WE HAVE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS.
WE HAVE PROBLEMS — HOMELESS WE HAVE PROBLEMS — HOMELESS
SHELTER PROBLEMS. SHELTER PROBLEMS.
WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES IN WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES IN
OUR COMMUNITY THAT NEEDS TO OUR COMMUNITY THAT NEEDS TO
BE ADDRESSED. BE ADDRESSED.
WHO IS ADDRESSING THEM? WHO IS ADDRESSING THEM?
HOW IS SHE ADDRESSING THEM? HOW IS SHE ADDRESSING THEM?
AND AS AS THEY SAID SHE IS TOO AND AS AS THEY SAID SHE IS TOO
BUSY DOING THE PRESIDENTIAL BUSY DOING THE PRESIDENTIAL
WALK AROUND RIGHT NOW WALK AROUND RIGHT NOW
INSTEAD OF EFFECTING AND INSTEAD OF EFFECTING AND
HELPING HER COMMUNITIES. HELPING HER COMMUNITIES.
STEVE: WE HAVE PROBLEMS FROM STEVE: WE HAVE PROBLEMS FROM
THE NEW YORK CITY. THE NEW YORK CITY.
THE FRONT PAGE IS HOW THE THE FRONT PAGE IS HOW THE
SQUEEGEE GUYS ARE BACK ON SQUEEGEE GUYS ARE BACK ON
THE STREETS. THE STREETS.
>>YES.>>YES.
>>THE BAIL REFORM ISSUE.>>THE BAIL REFORM ISSUE.
JUST IN THE 4 OR 5 PRECINCT JUST IN THE 4 OR 5 PRECINCT
I LIV DISTRICT 14. I LIV DISTRICT 14.
IN THE WEEK ENDING IN THE WEEK ENDING
FEBRUARY 9TH. FEBRUARY 9TH.
ROBBERY IS UP — BURGLARIES ROBBERY IS UP — BURGLARIES
UP 33%. UP 33%.
FELONY ASSAULTS 47%. FELONY ASSAULTS 47%.
GRAND LARCENY AUTO UP 225%. GRAND LARCENY AUTO UP 225%.
THAT TYPE OF LEGISLATION IN THAT TYPE OF LEGISLATION IN
THE CONGRESSWOMAN SAID, YOU THE CONGRESSWOMAN SAID, YOU
KNOW, IT’S ONLY BEEN 5 KNOW, IT’S ONLY BEEN 5
MINUTES. MINUTES.
IT’S BEEN 8 WEEKS. IT’S BEEN 8 WEEKS.
AND IT’S HAVING A BAD EFFECT AND IT’S HAVING A BAD EFFECT
ON OUR COMMUNITY AND ALL ON OUR COMMUNITY AND ALL
COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COMMUNITIES AROUND THE
STATE. STATE.
STEVE: GREAT DISCUSSION. STEVE: GREAT DISCUSSION.
>>I MEAN, JUST — IT’S A>>I MEAN, JUST — IT’S A
CRIME SPIKE IN THE 14TH CRIME SPIKE IN THE 14TH
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN
THE TWO PRECINCTS THAT THE TWO PRECINCTS THAT
COMMANDS THE AREA. COMMANDS THE AREA.
WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR
SAFETY. SAFETY.
>>ALSO SOMETHING THAT>>ALSO SOMETHING THAT
EFFECTS MOSTLY — I’M FOR EFFECTS MOSTLY — I’M FOR
THE BILL REFORM BUT I THINK THE BILL REFORM BUT I THINK
IT HAS TO BE TWEAKED. IT HAS TO BE TWEAKED.
MOST OF THE MINORITIES WOULD MOST OF THE MINORITIES WOULD
ACTUALLY HELP THE MINORITIES ACTUALLY HELP THE MINORITIES
AND THAT’S WHAT IT IS. AND THAT’S WHAT IT IS.
WE NEED TO TWEAK IT A LITTLE WE NEED TO TWEAK IT A LITTLE
BIT BECAUSE IT HAS INCREASE BIT BECAUSE IT HAS INCREASE
IN CRIME BUT SOME WAY WE IN CRIME BUT SOME WAY WE
HAVE TO HAVE MORE EFFECTIVE HAVE TO HAVE MORE EFFECTIVE
TO SEE HOW CANNOT INCREASE TO SEE HOW CANNOT INCREASE
THE CRIME HOW CAN IT HELP THE CRIME HOW CAN IT HELP
THE MINORITIES. THE MINORITIES.
STEVE: YEAH. STEVE: YEAH.
THE STORY IS ABOUT THE THE STORY IS ABOUT THE
PEOPLE WHO ROB BANKS WEEK PEOPLE WHO ROB BANKS WEEK
AFTER WEEK AFTER WEEK ARE A

Maurice Vega

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