Turning Point Offers Ocasio-Cortez $100,000 for Charity to Debate Candace Owens
Owens: her socialist ideas 'make no sense.'
Candace Owens is calling out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for refusing to debate her and other conservatives.
Following the Democratic socialist congressional candidate's rejection of Ben Shapiro's offer to donate $10,000 to a charity of her choice in exchange for an hour-long debate, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk upped the ante.
Kirk tweeted that he has a group of donors who will contribute $100,000 to a charity of Ocasio-Cortez's choosing if she will debate Owens, who serves as communication director for Turning Point USA.
Just reminding everyone that @Ocasio2018 is turning down $100,000 to a charity of her choosing— because she doesn’t want to debate her socialist platform with me.
Weird. I thought socialists LOVE taking money they don’t earn. https://t.co/3MZa7qbjml
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 13, 2018
As of Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez had not responded to the offer.
On "Fox & Friends," Owens said Ocasio-Cortez is rejecting calls for debates from conservatives because she cannot defend her platform.
"It's unfortunate, but I'm not surprised whatsoever," Owens said, explaining that Ocasio-Cortez preaches "utopian concepts" that simply do not make sense in practice.
"Socialism has killed 100 million people in the last 100 years," Owens stated.
Allie Beth Stuckey, another conservative who's challenged Ocasio-Cortez to a debate, pointed out that the New York congressional candidate has accused Republicans of being "scared" of her.
"Well, considering that she has ignored or denied all requests from conservative men and women to have a conversation about the pros and cons of socialism, I would say that it's not us that [are] scared of her, it is she that is scared of us."
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