Debates with Shapiro are essentially puppet shows with a broken record on repeat. He’s a classic schtick-meister — he’s fantastic at regurgitating republican talking points and undermining opponents by throwing them curveballs before intentionally misconstruing their words.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter; you can’t annihilate an ideology. This was a case of picking battles. Acquiescing to his request would be acknowledging he’s worth her time and Alexandria’s better than that.
Also, a $10k campaign contribution in return for her putting up with his gimmick while he leverages her political fanfare? Yeah. Nice try, Shapiro.