Former CNBC anchor and current congressional candidate Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for voting against a recent $484 billion coronavirus economic stimulus package, accusing her of being “out of touch” with her New York constituents, The Hill reports.
“If she really cared, she would’ve come home after that last vote,” Caruso-Cabrera, who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in an upcoming Democratic primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, told Yahoo News. “If she really cared, she wouldn’t drive away 25,000 jobs like she did,” added said in reference to Amazon’s decision not to build a New York City headquarters after Ocasio-Cortez opposed to the move.
“If she really cared, she wouldn’t be telling the poorest people in her district not to go back to work like she did earlier this week. She’s out of touch to tell people who are desperate for food that they shouldn’t go back to work. How out of touch can you be?” Caruso-Cabrera added.
Ocasio-Cortez was the only Democratic House member to vote against the stimulus package.
“It is a joke when Republicans say that they have urgency around this bill…you are not trying fix this bill for mom & pops. We have to fight to fund hospitals. Fighting to fund testing…It is unconscionable,” Ocasio-Cortez argued on the House floor last week.