Republican Scherie Murray slams AOC over Amazon deal, says Trump has done more for African-Americans than any other president

Murray who is vying to beat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020 said that Trump gave people exactly what he had promised


                            Republican Scherie Murray slams AOC over Amazon deal, says Trump has done more for African-Americans than any other president
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Businesswoman and Congress candidature hopeful Scherie Murray thinks that President Donald Trump has done more credible work for the community than former President Barack Obama.

Murray, who is vying to beat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020, said on Fox Nation's 'No Interruption with Tomi Lahren', "I voted for President Obama. I did so with the hopes that he would do more for African-Americans. I thought that [Obama] would be the one to reverse some of the layers of Joe Biden's crime bill, but he didn't. He was weak on criminal justice reform." 

Murray, who is a black, Jamaican-born New York City Republican said that Trump gave people what he had promised. "President Trump came in and delivered the First Step Act. Now, he's onto the Second Step Act. Not only has he delivered on his promise to the American people but he's doing more for African-Americans than any other president has done in my lifetime," she said. 

Republican candidate for New York's 14th Congressional District, Scherie Murray visits "The Evening Edit With Elizabeth MacDonald" at FOX Business Network Studios on August 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

The First Step Act was a bipartisan prison reform bill that was signed into law last year that aims to curb recidivism. The Second Step Act, announced in April 2019, is to work towards making employment opportunities easier for formerly incarcerated people. The former act has been criticized as not addressing sentencing reforms and only focusing on prison reforms. 

She also added how she planned to take on Ocasio-Cortez, who 61 percent of registered voters said they would reelect, according to a survey. 

"I think it would be necessary to debate someone like AOC to show how contrasted we are in terms of our policy positions," Murray said. "My history and grassroots community-building versus her history on the Twitter limelight and trying to do the late-night shows, all of those things combined are not what we need our legislators to focus on."

She also said that AOC had taken jobs away from people by killing the Amazon deal that was in the works with New York City. 

"We need someone who cares about actually bringing jobs back to the community instead of taking them away," Murray said, "We need someone who's focused on uniting the community instead of dividing the community. And we need someone who's more focused on the policies that better quality of life than the limelight."

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