Progressive NY state senator tears into AOC for being ‘absent’ and ‘out of touch’ with constituents

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos (pictured on July 5) went after fellow progressive AOC for being 'barely ever present in the community'
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AOC is attacked by the LEFT: Progressive NY state senator Jessica Ramos slams her for being ‘absent’ in her district and ‘out of touch’ with her constituents

  • New York State Senator Jessica Ramos went after fellow progressive AOC for being ‘barely ever present in the community’
  • Harsh words for AOC came after a Twitter user said her office declined to speak with health policy academics – to which the congresswoman apologized
  • Ramos replied by saying she would be more connected if she ‘breathed our air’

A progressive state senator in New York is accusing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of being absent from her community and disconnected from her district after a Twitter user claimed she blew off prominent health policy experts trying to discuss healthcare.

‘Maybe if you spent more time in your office and with your team you’d know what goes on,’ New York State Senator Jessica Ramos tweeted on Sunday. ‘Just saying it would be nice if you breathed our air.’

‘So, as an employer, what happens with the staffer who said this?’ she questioned.

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos (pictured on July 5) went after fellow progressive AOC for being 'barely ever present in the community'

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos (pictured on July 5) went after fellow progressive AOC for being ‘barely ever present in the community’

The Twitter attack against squad member AOC comes after a medical student named Daniel, with more than 8,000 Twitter followers, wrote on the platform last week: ‘a couple of the most highly respected health policy academics recenly (sic) set up a meeting with AOC’s office to discuss NHS style healthcare reform. They were told bluntly by AOC’s staff, ‘we’re not doing healthcare right now.’

Ocasio-Cortez responded with: ‘I’m really sorry to hear that this happened. It’s not representative of me nor my values. If you can connect with details I’d appreciate it. I’ll follow so DMs will be open.’

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A separate user posted in response to Ramos’ tweet directed at AOC saying: ‘This is a very disappointing statement Senator Ramos.’

The harsh words for AOC came after a user said that the congresswoman's office declined to speak with health policy academics – to which AOC apologized.  Ramos replied by saying she would be more connected if she 'breathed our air'

The harsh words for AOC came after a user said that the congresswoman’s office declined to speak with health policy academics – to which AOC apologized. Ramos replied by saying she would be more connected if she ‘breathed our air’

Ramos said that AOC is absent from the community

Ramos said that AOC is absent from the community

‘We do not even know if this is even true and all this is going to do is have right wing news freaks come in here to attack her,’ they added.

But Ramos shot back: ‘Our district offices are on the same floor in the same building. She’s barely ever present in the community. It’s an indisputable fact.’

Following this exchange, New York 1 television host Errol Louis observed the ‘beef’ between the progressive lawmakers.

‘The fact this has gone public suggests private diplomacy has failed,’ he noted of AOC’s ‘prominent local ally.’

Ramos responded to Louis’ message.

‘I gave up texting her a while back, and as petitioning unfolded, I reached out through staff and requested a meeting,’ she detailed. ‘I have not spoken to my congressperson in months. Maybe more than a year?’

‘What else is it I’m supposed to do?’ she questioned.

Ramos denied, according to New York Daily News, that her harsh words against the congresswoman had anything to do with a potential bid to run for Ocasio-Cortez’s seat in Congress.

A New York 1 reporter said that the fact Ramos went public with her complaints about AOC proves that 'private diplomacy has failed' among 'prominent local allies'

A New York 1 reporter said that the fact Ramos went public with her complaints about AOC proves that ‘private diplomacy has failed’ among ‘prominent local allies’

Ramos said she hasn't spoken with AOC in as much as a year

Ramos said she hasn’t spoken with AOC in as much as a year

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