Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who continues to make headlines for off the wall comments, seems struck by the reactions to her controversial behavior. As expected, her next move seems to fall right in line.
Ocasio-Cortez has invited Ana Maria Archila to attend President Trump’s State of The Union address on Tuesday night, according to the Intercept.
So just who is Ana Maria Archila?
Archila was the unhinged leftist who literally CORNERED Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake into an elevator as he made his way to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to advance Kavanaugh’ nomination to a full Senate floor vote.
Archila shouted at Flake, “What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court,” during her September 28 confrontation with the then lawmaker.
“This is not tolerable,” she added. “You have children in your family. Think about them.”
As a refresher, here is video of the incident:
Her obvious PR stunt was picked up by all of the media and led to Flake “reconsidering” his vote for Kavanaugh until after the FBI ran another background check.
In a statement, Archila said expressed gratitude for Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to Tuesday’s high-stakes speech.
“I just feel particularly moved that in her first participation in the State of the Union she is inviting me to join and inviting that moment of the elevator, my confrontation with the men who do not understand the life of women and the lives of people who are not in power, that she’s inviting that into the imagination of people again,” Archila said.
Ocasio-Cortez provided a glimpse into her guest’s identity on Saturday when she tweeted a photo of a pin that read: “Well behaved women rarely make history.”
“Y’all aren’t ready for NY-14’s #StateOfTheUnion guest!” the freshman congresswoman wrote. “Here’s a hint: I just picked up this gift for them at our very own Lockwood Shop in Jackson Heights.”
Archila’s Center for Popular Democracy is funded by progressive billionaire George Soros, the Free Beacon reported:
CPD is highly involved in anti-Trump activism. In May 2017, CNN reported that the Center for Popular Democracy Action fund unveiled an “$80 million effort to coordinate the work of dozens of smaller progressive groups from around the country” as part of what the news network characterized as the anti-Trump “resistance” movement. Just as she does with the parent group, Archila serves as co-executive director at the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund.
Since it is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit political organization, the CPD action fund is not required to publicly release its donor list. However, the fund and its associated main group, Archila’s Center for Popular Democracy, both have been financed by Soros.
It will be certainly interesting to see how the media covers this and if she will attempt to make a scene during the State of the Union Address.