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AOC Plans To Visit Kentucky, But GOP Rep. Barr Says She Must Do One Thing After Smearing A War Hero

AOC Plans To Visit Kentucky, But GOP Rep. Barr Says She Must Do One Thing After Smearing A War Hero

Back in March, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received an interesting invitation: an offer for her to visit a Kentucky coal mine to meet the men and women who would be affected by her Green New Deal.

his would not be Ocasio-Cortez’s first visit to Kentucky. The New Yorker told McClatchy that she visited the state when she first started her congressional campaign in order to meet with grass-roots organizations.

“It’s very close to my heart,” Ocasio-Cortez said of struggling areas of Appalachia. “Folks may not think of that because I’m from the Bronx, but my family in Puerto Rico was a rural family too. I understand some of the challenges.”

Some may have been surprised when she accepted the invitation of Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) since she would be visiting an area populated by many who would stand to lose their jobs if her legislation had gone through. Still, she’s not known for being the best or the brightest.

“I want her to learn about the coal industry the way I have learned about the coal industry, not through textbooks, not through politically charged movies, but by talking to human beings.”

A valiant goal, indeed. It seems as though Barr has changed his mind, though. Although there is importance in educating Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on her economics, she recently offended Barr due to her mistreatment of a fellow congressman.

According to a recently sent letter, he was “greatly troubled” and is now saying that Ocasio-Cortez must apologize “prior to coming to visit Kentucky.”

So how did all of this come about? It all started, my friends, with a tweet. Not just any tweet, but a tweet from US Navy Seal Combat Veteran Dan Crenshaw who took offense to Rep. Ilhan Omar words about 9/11.

His exact phrase was “First member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.”

hough Crenshaw was just a drop in a bucket compared to all the people who took offense to Omar’s words, Ocasio-Cortez focused much of her defensive outrage at Crenshaw.

See her tweet below?

Though Crenshaw was just a drop in a bucket compared to all the people who took offense to Omar’s words, Ocasio-Cortez focused much of her defensive outrage at Crenshaw.

After AOC’s rant, she was quickly and appropriately pounced upon by onlookers who had to explain to her that Crenshaw had already proven that he was willing to “go do something,” and had even lost an eye in Afghanistan doing it.

Now that AOC has this most recent letter from Rep. Barr to add to her growing list of shames, she has responded in true AOC fashion. And how? The freshman congresswoman gave Barr the proverbial finger.
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Corbin Trent, AOC’s spokesperson, quickly let Barr know that she would be coming to Kentucky with or without his approval. That’s mature!

You can see Trent’s statement below:

Luckily, Kentucky has open borders. If we decided to go to Kentucky to visit with coal miners, which we certainly hope to, and talk about the opportunities that can be brought to the rural South … and to coal-mine country and Appalachia, that can be brought by transitioning to renewable energy and the Green New Deal, we’ll be excited to do so.

Do you think Ocasio-Cortez actually has the courage to go to a Kentucky coal mine? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below!

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