Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro challenged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a debate, offering her $10,000 for her campaign if she obliges, on Wednesday night.
“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. You’ve noted that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you,” Shapiro said in a video he tweeted.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 8, 2018
“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,” he continued. “We can have an hour long conversation about all the topics under the sun, really probe your belief system.”
Shapiro also offered to donate the money to charity if she wanted that instead.
At this point it appears that Ocasio-Cortez has not responded to Shapiro’s offer.
Ocasio-Cortez gained notoriety when she defeated a longtime incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District, and has continued making waves throughout the political scene ever since.