UPDATED 1:25 PM PT — Friday, November 29, 2019
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently slammed Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for using Republican talking points. On Twitter Thursday, she attacked the Indiana mayor for comments he made about tuition-free public college.
The New York lawmaker dismissed the candidate’s points as “Republican” and therefore irrelevant to a Democrat presidential race. This comes after Buttigieg recently released a campaign ad in Iowa criticizing free college tuition for all as too radical.
This is a GOP talking point used to dismantle public systems, & it’s sad to see a Dem candidate adopt it.
Let’s talk about why Republicans are wrong on this.
Just like rich kids can attend public school, they should be able to attend tuition-free public college.
Here’s why. https://t.co/pWprP0qrhG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 29, 2019
The ad followed candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who have released plans for tuition free public college and student loan debt forgiveness.