Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York faced the wrath of Elon Musk’s humor this week after she vehemently protested the upcoming release of a $8 per month premium Twitter membership plan that will enable user authentication as one of its features.
“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan,” she wrote on Wednesday. Musk’s response set the internet on fire.
Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that “free speech” is actually a $8/mo subscription plan
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2022
Musk’s response, “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8,” generated mountains of amusing memes and reactions. The two engaged in a series of subsequent Twitter exchanges.
However, AOC has more pressing concerns than being publicly humiliated on Twitter by its new owner. Former ardent supporters of the progressive senator in New York have begun to turn against her. Thursday morning’s “Fox & Friends First” interview with Democratic New York state senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr., who stated he no longer supports Ocasio-Cortez, provided proof of this.
“She lost me a long time ago when she opposed the 25,000 jobs that Amazon wanted to bring to New York,” Rev. Diaz said, according to Fox News.
He added, “[Progressives] were releasing criminals into the street, favoring the open borders, allowing all kinds of people to come through the borders without checking. She opposes the police officers in the subways…”
As head of New York’s Hispanic Clergy Organization, the reverend stated that Hispanics are also moving against Clinton, which corresponds with the seismic change in Hispanic support for Republicans throughout the country, which NBC News was compelled to recognize last month.
“The Hispanic community — I’m a Hispanic — we are turning. We are turning, and we are fed up,” Diaz added. He doubled down by requesting support for Tina Forte, the Republican candidate challenging AOC for her seat in the House.
“We are requesting that everyone vote for Tina Forte… Even though I am Hispanic, I am urging my parishioners and other clergy to vote for Tina Forte…” Diaz said that he also supports Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin over Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul.
He recently tweeted his support for Forte and his belief that it is “time to fire” Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s my honor and privilege to be supporting @TinaForteUSA It’s time to fire @AOC @SquarePegDem @JCats2013 @JIBronx https://t.co/Sq9STZIits
— Rev Ruben Diaz, Sr. (@revrubendiaz) November 2, 2022
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Some of Ocasio-Cortez’s once-loyal constituents are also speaking out against her and making political waves. In the same interview with Diaz, Fox News host Todd Piro played footage from a recent town hall event during which Ocasio-Cortez was decimated by some of the audience members. CONTINUE READING…