“Lord no”: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s office rejected a health care debate offer from 2020 Democratic hopeful John Delaney

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rejected a health care debate offer from 2020 hopeful John Delaney after the Democratic presidential candidate said Medicare for All was “not good policy.”

Delaney issued a challenge to the freshman Democrat in a tweet on Sunday, writing that they have “the same goal, universal healthcare for everyone, we just have different ways of getting there. Healthcare is the #1 issue for voters, so let’s debate the way forward. Any show of your choosing.”

But Ocaso-Cortez’s office told ABC News on Monday that the congresswoman would not be accepting Delaney’s offer, though she would “continue engaging in the debate around health care.”

“Lord no,” said Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, in response to the debate invite. “I think she’s said her piece.”

Delaney was booed while speaking about health care policy at the California Democratic Party convention over the weekend. The former Maryland congressman had told the audience that “Medicare-for-all may sound good, but it’s actually not good policy nor is it good politics.”

In response to his comments, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Delaney drop out of the presidential race.

“Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who’s a ‘frontrunner,’ maybe we can start w some general eliminations. John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet.