Buttigieg is trying to stake out a moderate position on this issue. That’s not acceptable to Ocasio-Cortez.

The New York Post reports:

AOC rips Buttigieg for using ‘GOP talking point’ about free college

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Twitter on Thursday for hedging about tuition-free public college for all.

Buttigieg — the mayor of South Bend, Indiana — said in an Iowa ad campaign that he wants to make college more affordable for everyone. Still, “there are some voices saying, ‘Well that doesn’t count unless you go even further, unless it’s free even for the kids of millionaires,’ but I only want to make promises that we can keep,” Buttigieg said, according to a Politico reporter’s Tweet.

“We can gather the majority to drive those big ideas through without turning off half the country before we even get into office,” Buttigieg said.

AOC, a Democratic socialist who reps parts of Bronx and Queens, fired back in a tweet “This is a GOP talking point used to dismantled public systems, & it’s sad to see a Dem candidate adopt it,” according to a Business Insider report.

“Just like rich kids can attend public school, they should be able to attend tuition-free public college,” the freshman lawmaker said.


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