The normally friendly (for Democrats, anyway) Washington Post put Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez through the ringer in a grueling fact check in Friday’s paper.
Amber Athey, at The Daily Caller, explains:
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler reviewed various dubious claims made by Ocasio-Cortez over the past several weeks and found all of them to be false.
1. “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family.” — July interview on PBS’ “Firing Line.”
2. “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — May interview with The Intercept
3. “They [national Democrats] were campaigning most when we had more of an American middle class. This upper-middle class is probably more moderate but that upper-middle-class does not exist anymore in America.” — August interview on “Pod Save America”
It speaks volumes when the Washington Post rates a sizable chunk of your talking points “false” and calls them “eyebrow-raising.”
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