Shapiro said during a segment on “The Ben Shapiro Show” on Wednesday that he would donate $10,000 to Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign if she agreed to debate him.
“You’ve noted that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you. Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I’m willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign today for you to come on our Sunday special,” Shapiro said on his show.
On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez dismissed the offer, saying she doesn’t “owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions.”
A self-described democratic socialist, Ocasio-Cortez is running on a platform that includes “Medicare-for-all” and abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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