The State of the Union guest of Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y., is the George Soros-funded activist who made headlines by confronting Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an elevator to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.
Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter Monday she is “proud” to have invited Ana Maria Archila, the executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, which the New York Times reported is a New York-based progressive organizing group, to Tuesday night’s address.
Ana Maria is the NY14-er who famously jumped into the elevator with Sen. Flake to elevate the stories of survivors everywhere.
She‘s living proof that the courage within all of us can change the 🌎. https://t.co/OLSeNbP4Z2
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019
Archila thanked Ocasio-Cortez for the invite.
I’m filled with hope by @AOC’s fierce spirit & her relentless belief that we all deserve to live with dignity & share in the abundance of our country.
— AnaMariaArchila (@AnaMariaArchil2) February 4, 2019
Archila was one of several protesters who confronted Flake as he was getting into an elevator in the Senate building last September. The day before, he had announced his intention to vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, after also saying he found Kavanaugh sexual misconduct accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to be credible. Archila and fellow activist Maria Gallagher blocked the doors of the elevator from closing as they cornered Flake.
“Look at me when I'm talking to you. You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter!": Protesters confront Sen. Jeff Flake moments after he announces he will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/Cc5y9kura1 pic.twitter.com/qqvz3jx8JF
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2018
Last October, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., came under fire after he suggested that Archila’s activism was funded by George Soros. After the mainstream media attacked Grassley and accused him of advancing this claim without evidence, Rob Eno, editor of Blaze Media’s WTF MSM!? newsletter, showed how Archila’s organization regularly receives grants from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Soros may not have paid her directly to protest in that elevator, but she is the paid executive director of a group that takes Soros’ cash.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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