Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn't too happy when she ran into her Republican rival Rich Valdes at the Puerto Rican day parade on Sunday. She was so unhappy, it turns out, that she literally decided to run away rather then answer his pointed questions. As the New York Post reports:
Talk-radio producer Rich Valdes told The Post that he tried to challenge the freshman Democratic congresswoman to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism when he spotted her near West 47th Street...
“She literally ran!” he said.
“As soon as she saw him, she did a pirouette — a spin — and she ran north on Fifth Avenue, ahead of her delegation, just to get away from Rich,” he said.
“I heard Rich yelling after her, ‘OK, AOC. You can run — but you can’t hide!'”
Does AOC's aversion to facing a conservative like Valdes come as much of a surprise?