Ocasio-Cortez Questioned About Choice of Vehicle Amid UAW Strike

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On Sunday, September 24, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., supported the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike while also defending her own choice of vehicle.

During an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Ocasio-Cortez discussed President Joe Biden’s visit to the auto workers who are currently on strike in Michigan. He headed to Michigan on Tuesday. In her comments, Ocasio-Cortez praised the President for the “historic” move. However, host Margaret Brennan questioned Ocasio-Cortez on her choice of vehicle during the interview.

Brennan said that one of the things that the auto industry currently has to deal with is the shift from traditional vehicles to electric vehicles. She proceeded to state that in July, Ocasio-Cortez had said that she was looking forward to purchasing a union-made vehicle, but right now she was using a non-union-made Tesla despite the fact that there are electric vehicles made in the union. She proceeded to question whether this choice was because there was a problem with the quality or style of those vehicles, or if there was simply not a market for them.

Ocasio-Cortez simply said “No,” in response. She then proceeded to state that she had bought her vehicle during the 2020 health emergency for travel. She had at the time determined that an electric vehicle was the best and safest option for moving between New York and Washington. The purchase was made before some of the union-made new models had hit the market, and she was now actually looking into trading that car for a different one.

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