Article by Bryan Howard
January 17, 2019
The great freshman congressman Dan Crenshaw stated in an interview he would be willing to debate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crenshaw sat down with independent journalist Mike Aye at Turning Point USA’s Student Activism Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Aya asked, “Democratic socialism, what is your exact take on that with the new wave of Democrats coming in to Congress?”
“So we talked about, you know, bad people, bad ideas. This is a good example of a very bad idea,” Crenshaw said. “That’s democratic socialism in a nutshell. It’s a dangerous idea. It’s outside the window of reasonable debate. That’s the reality. The things that they are proposing, Green New Deal, destroy all fossil fuels within 10 years. These are outside the windows of reasonable debate.”
“But you know socialism is — democratic socialism, it doesn’t matter what you call it, when you look at their policies it is socialism — for all sorts of reasons are dangerous and if we ever have any doubts about what those dangers might be, we can just look at century’s worth of history on what socialism has done to people and countries and it’s not good,” said Crenshaw. “It’s not good. It’s a great way to undermine the foundations that make this country great. There is nothing to discuss there.”
“I personally believe that you would be the perfect person to debate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Aye said. “Has anyone ever told you that before?”
“It’s been brought up,” Crenshaw said. “Maybe one day.”
“Would you debate her?” Aye asked.
“Yeah, why not?” he said. “Of course, I’ll debate anybody pretty much. I could imagine that being interesting and fun. At the same time, what are you even debating? It would be a good show but our ideas are so far removed from each other.”