Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Hannah Gaber, USAT

AOC After Being Uninvited To Kentucky: Republicans 'Getting Scared'

April 18, 2019 - 1:13 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become an international star, gracing magazine covers from “Vogue” to “Rolling Stone.”

But there's one place she is not welcome: a Kentucky coal mine.

GOP Rep. Andy Barr had invited AOC to come to his district to meet coal miners and talk about how her Green New Deal would impact them.

But Barr ultimately pulled back on the offer, citing a “lack of civility” and saying she needed to apologize for attacking GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw.

Crenshaw had attacked Rep. Omar Ilhan for controversial comments she had made about 9/11. 

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Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer joined in, supporting the disinvite and saying he didn’t “see any upside” to having her come to the state.

“I think a lot of Republicans are making a mistake picking on her. I think we need to be very prepared when we debate her on issues that we're having a hard time with,” Comer said.

Ocasio-Cortez fired off some tweets in response, saying the real reason she’s been uninvited is that Republicans are "getting scared."

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