AOC invited by Virginia GOP House hopeful to campaign for Dem incumbent Spanberger

Republican Tina Ramirez – who’s running against second-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger – extended the offer after Ocasio-Cortez recently insisted it was a “mistake” for moderate Democrats to consider their radical fellow party members a “liability.”

“For the past few years, Abigail Spanberger has been been living a double life,” Republican challenger Tina Ramirez wrote in a statement first provided to Fox News on Tuesday, referring to the second-term Democrat.

“In Virginia, she represents herself as a moderate Democrat. But that mask comes off in Washington,” Ramirez continued.

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“Having only interacted with Abigail Spanberger in Washington, it’s no wonder why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks a progressive message would be popular in Virginia,” the Republican added. “Especially after Spanberger voted for a multi-trillion dollar wish list masquerading as an infrastructure bill by the most ridiculous and dishonest of definitions.”

U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger, left, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger, left, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Getty Images)

“I welcome Alexandria to visit Virginia to show voters who Abigail Spanberger really is when the cameras aren’t on,” Ramirez concluded.

The Republican, who is challenging Spanberger o represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, quoted Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks in a New York Times interview published earlier this month. 

Ocasio-Cortez, a noted radical in the Democratic caucus who identifies herself as a Democratic socialist, insisted it was a mistake for moderate Democrats to have distanced themselves from radicals like herself.

GOP House hopeful Tina Ramirez and her daughter, Abigail. (Courtesy: Tina Ramirez)

GOP House hopeful Tina Ramirez and her daughter, Abigail. (Courtesy: Tina Ramirez)

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