Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows throughout her hometown Thursday night; banning press and reporters from her town hall event in New York City.
According to the local Queens Chronicle, the liberal candidate and self-described Democratic Socialist barred journalists from covering the event because her campaign didn’t want to make locals “feel uncomfortable.”
“We wanted to help create a space where community members felt comfortable and open to express themselves without the distraction of cameras and press. These were the first set of events where the press has been excluded,” said her campaign spokesperson. “This is an outlier and will not be the norm. We’re still adjusting our logistics to fit Alexandria’s national profile.”