Stevens Tone Deaf to Democratic Socialism
Stevens Calls Ocasio-Cortez “Dynamic Rock Star”
LANSING, Mich., March 21, 2019 – In a recent Time Magazine article, Michigan Democrat Congresswoman Haley Stevens expresses her praise for fellow freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling her a “dynamic rock star”. This praise comes despite the fact that Ocasio-Cortez’s signature policy goal, the $93 trillion Green New Deal, would destroy Michigan’s economy by decimating the states manufacturing and agricultural industries.
In addition to its job-killing regulations, the Green New Deal would also strip away American’s right to choose their own health care. In Stevens district alone, 85% of constituents would lose their healthcare coverage, having it replaced with a government-run healthcare bureaucracy.
Ocasio-Cortez has also received criticism for sending a fundraising appeal that said that pro-Israeli group AIPAC was, “coming for her”, after fellow Democrat Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib faced their own anti-Semitic scandals. Despite these type of incidents, Stevens said Ocasio-Cortez was simply, “Getting a lot of attention” and “Why is that a bad thing?”
“If Haley Steven’s thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a ‘rock star’, she must be tone deaf.” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a democratic-socialist whose radical agenda would destroy our economy and healthcare system. Michigan can’t afford Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist vision for our nation, or to have a Congresswoman who refuses to stand up to these extreme elements in her party.”