Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley clashed over reallocating government funds to expedite COVID-19 relief

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley clashed on Twitter over government funding for struggling Americans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier Thursday, suggesting that, in order to get the recent COVID-19 surges "under control, we need to pay people to stay home." Haley, a former GOP governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador, responded, asking her where she expects to get the funds to "pay" people to quarantine. A second COVID-19 stimulus bill has been stalled in Congress as Democrats and GOP members fail to come to a consensus on a package. Both parties have proposed their own bills, which have subsequently been shut down by the other. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley clashed on Twitter on Thursday over government funds towards COVID-19 relief. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier Thursday, suggesting that, in order to get the recent COVID-19 surges "under control, we need to pay people to stay home." Haley, a former GOP governor of South Carolina who spoke at the Republican National Convention earlier this year, responded to the progressive congresswoman's tweet, asking her where she expects to get the funds to "pay" people to quarantine. "AOC, Are you suggesting you want ...read more...