Election

DNC CIVIL WAR: NY Socialist SLAMS Outgoing Moderate DEM in Twitter Feud

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.12.18

The New York Democratic socialist who defeated a longtime centrist and potential party leader slammed the outgoing politician on social media Thursday, accusing the Representative of failing to make “three scheduled concession calls.”

Democratic challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped Rep. Joe Crowley on Twitter earlier Thursday, saying he was plotting a potential run for his House seat on a third party ticket.

@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy. Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls,” said Cortez. “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the will of [people],” she tweeted.

Crowley fired back minutes later, saying “Alexandria, the race is over and Democrats need to come together. I’ve made my support for you clear and the fact that I’m not running. We’ve scheduled phone calls and your team has not followed through. I’d like to connect but I’m not willing to air grievances on Twitter.”