A Republican from New Jersey who plans to move to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district to run against her in the 2020 election blasted the congresswoman’s policies as “misguided” in an appearance at a Queens GOP club Thursday.
Rich Valdes, a conservative radio producer who previously worked for NJ Gov. Chris Christie, told about 100 people at the Queens Village Republican Club Thursday evening.
“AOC – All Out Crazy – wants to establish a new Soviet Republic. I believe in capitalism over socialism. Her misguided policies don’t represent the district,” he told the crowd.
“She’s great at fundraising but not at constituent services. Ask around, most constituents don’t think climate change is a number one issue,” he added.
Valdes added that he thought people in the district know him better than her — even if he is a “carpetbagger.”
“People see me and they say ‘wow’ we see you more than we see her!” he said.
“That’s interesting for a carpetbagger,” he said, adding: “ I know I speak better Spanish than her.”
From New York Post