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Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez banned the media from attending a series of campaign town halls last week.
“Just wrapped up an amazing community conversation & listening tour stop in Corona, Queens!” the New York Democrat announced on Twitter Sunday. “Guess what: we talked about race, immigration, healthcare, disability rights & housing… and everybody was fine!”
“Ocasio2018 Bronx & Queens stops are designed to foster community and restore civic life,” she continued. “They are intended for lively, compassionate discourse with a diversity of viewpoints.”
The article goes on to state the following:
But what exactly was said at the town hall will remain a mystery to those outside the room. The Ocasio-Cortez campaign banned the media from attending both events, even though they were open to the public, The Queens Chronicle reported Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent told the Chronicle that the event was closed to the press to avoid “unwanted attention,” complaining she was “mobbed” by reporters at a Bronx community meeting earlier that week.
Just wrapped up an amazing community conversation & listening tour stop in Corona, Queens!
Guess what: we talked about race, immigration, healthcare, disability rights & housing… and everybody was fine! 🇺🇸
Because we can, in fact, handle tough issues together. https://t.co/f3oCheT1t0
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 12, 2018
After weeks of interviews and out-of-state rallies, newfound political star @Ocasio2018 returned to #NY14 for an open-to-the-public town hall in #Corona last Sunday. However, she banned the press from covering the community meeting. https://t.co/E8rCXCpsfK
— Queens Chronicle (@QueensChronicle) August 17, 2018
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Per Queens Chronicle, Ocasio-Cortez “banned members of the media from attending the event, which was otherwise open to the public.” https://t.co/Sqdhl8vjvW
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 17, 2018
From the Bet-Most-Of-You-Didn’t-Hear-About-This-Until-Today File: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez banned all media from Town Hall event last Sunday. Not many editorials on this for whatever reason. Via the Queens Chronicle: https://t.co/TfOJztLDk8
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 17, 2018
Queens Chronicle: Ocasio-Cortez bans press from town hall https://t.co/BuCtp6L9zY
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 17, 2018
Sister @IlhanMN just WON her Minnesota primary, while outspent as well! 💪🏽💜
She and @RashidaTlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswomen in US history, both elected this year.
Congratulations Ilhan, you inspire me. I am so proud to join hands with you to November and beyond. https://t.co/g9ez6FSBiL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 15, 2018