New York – New York City Councilor Fernando Cabrera, a centrist-cut Latino, announced Thursday that he will challenge Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for the 2020 elections.
“We cannot allow socialism to tiptoe and destroy the middle class with high taxes,” Cabrera said when launching his campaign, very critical since the start with the popular Ocasio-Cortez.
The councilor accuses the young congresswoman of having thrown out the opening of an Amazon headquarters in the borough of Queens and, with it, of destroying thousands of jobs in New York.RELATED
Jeff Bezos’s company decided last February not to build that new headquarters after weeks of opposition from local activists and politicians, including Ocasio-Cortez, who criticized the tax incentives offered to the company and the potential impact on services public
In addition, Cabrera denounces an increase in crime in the district representing Ocasio-Cortez, which covers areas of Queens and the Bronx.
“He has forgotten our community,” defends the councilman in a video with which he has submitted his candidacy.
For the 55-year-old politician, the congresswoman – one of the great stars of the left wing of the Democratic Party – wants to bring “socialism” to the US. and “suffocate” citizens with high taxes, which are “an attack on the middle class.”
Cabrera, a New Yorker and son of a Dominican and a Puerto Rican, is a member of the City Council of the Big Apple since 2010, representing a district of the Bronx.
Leader of a church in The Bronx, the councilman is seen as a member of the most centrist wing of the Democratic Party and has chosen as a message for his campaign “Family, faith and community.”
The Democratic primary in New York is scheduled for next January and in them the party will choose their candidates for the November elections.