Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Praises the Washington, D.C. Metro. (PJ Media) –On Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) praised the Washington, D.C. Metro, apparently oblivious to the fires and horrific management problems the Metro faces. “DC Metro is pretty good, especially when compared to the MTA lately,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a Facebook “moment,” contrasting the D.C. Metro to the New York subway. “It’s clear they are investing in public infrastructure w/modernized train cars, etc.” She responded to criticism shortly afterward. “Lots of folks begging to differ on DC metro being better,” the congresswoman added. “I just got here so taking the train on a Sunday without a delay or track change or 1000 people in the car seems like a minor miracle to me.” Ocasio-Cortez noted complaints about the D.C. Metro, including the lack of “monthly unlimiteds,” the “charge by distance, so people who live further away have pricier commutes,” the lack of express trains (expressed in all caps: “NO EXPRESS TRAINS”), and the need for infrastructure investment. RealClearPolitics reporter Philip Wegmann shared Ocasio-Cortez’s messages on Twitter.
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) April 8, 2019