Thursday, July 18, 2019

Scherie Murray, juggernaut, coming for AOC

Ocasio-Cortez Gets New 2020 Challenger: a Republican Immigrant from Jamaica

[If the above Fox link doesn't work, try this NY Post link.]

Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned.

In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican.

“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”

Murray, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was 9, is officially launching her campaign Wednesday with an introductory video that takes sharp jabs at the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.

“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance," Murray said in the video. "Queens and the Bronx [need] someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away."

Asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of Democratic socialism, Murray said, “I think it’s far, far to the left and it is not connecting with everyday Americans.”

As for "Medicare-for-all," which Ocasio-Cortez has embraced, the Republican said: “Medicare-for-all, I think a lot of people are happy with their current health insurance.” And on the Green New Deal, the left-wing proposal to address climate change pushed by [Ocasio-Cortez], she said: “We know that it certainly will kill jobs.”

The above "turning [jobs] away" gibe is meant to tweak AOC's unwise decision to lobby against Amazon's building of a large branch in New York City—a decision that prevented thousands of potential jobs from flooding into the area.

I fervently pray to Cthulhu for Scherie Murray's victory and AOC's destruction in 2020.

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