AOC talks NRA, gerrymandering, 2020 candidates at Queens town hall

Adam Warner
April 28, 2019 - 11:51 am
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a town hall in Queens on Saturday in which she met with constituents and gave her views on the NRA, gerrymandering and Joe Biden.

The invitation-only sitdown with NY-14 residents was her 35th local event since she was sworn into office in January.

The reception was warm but the audience was small, with 100 to 200 constituents in attendance at the Louis Armstrong Recreation Center.

She held a brief meeting with reporters beforehand.


Among other things, she said she’s tired of being a punching bag for the National Rifle Association.

“I don’t really care when these folks attack me, but when they imply that the hardworking people that live in the Bronx and Queens, in New York City – that some kinds of people are real Americans and other kinds of people aren’t – I think it’s extraordinarily divisive on a very deep level.”

She also talked about gerrymandering in the neighborhoods she represents, saying “it seems like this district was drawn with those similarities and communities in mind.”

The progressive freshman also said she’ll support the Democratic nominee no matter who it is but said she had some reservations about front runner Joe Biden.

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