Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has chosen not to respond to Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro’s debate offer in which Shapiro offered to make a $10,000 donation to her campaign if she agreed to a debate or, if she preferred, to use the debate to raise money for charity.
The Daily Wire has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign multiple times over the last 24 hours regarding the offer and has yet to receive a response.
Shapiro made the offer to Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday in a video that was featured on his Twitter account, where he noted that Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairperson Tom Perez had declared the 28-year-old socialist “the future of the Democratic Party.”
“Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I’m really excited that you’ve been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues,” Shapiro said. “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 continued. “We can have an hour-long conversation about all the topics under the sun, really probe your belief system.”