You gotta love it when elected officials like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually have a spine and aren’t afraid to fight back.
An Ohio state representative shared a clip of Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slipping up her words when talking about the 2020 election. Ocasio-Cortez didn’t let the jab go unanswered.
“Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop-up slips that I make in real-time (sic), they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare,” she tweeted Sunday.
Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd, they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make:
that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare. https://t.co/fMOijEa7tF
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 19, 2018
The video was another one of Ocasio-Cortez’s casual and no-spin correspondences with viewers online. Recently, she’s taken to talking politics live on her Instagram while cooking dinner.
The slip-up, where Ocasio-Cortez calls the presidency, the Senate and the House “chambers” of government, was shared by Republican Ohio state Rep. Niraj Antani, who questioned the young congresswoman-elect about what a “chamber of government” is.
In responding to Ocasio-Cortez’s scathing response, he ignored her statement on health care, and her statements on everything substantial, only to further insult her slip-up (while also stroking his own ego).
“I was elected at age 23, and I know what the 3 branches of government are, and that there are two chambers in Congress,” Antani tweeted. “Do you even know that? Not sure how you work on any issue without that basic knowledge.”
Antani did not, however, criticize the president, who has been accused of slipping up constitutional practices himself this week. Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions’ sudden exit from the job, and critics are pointing out that the appointment could seriously violate a clause in the Constitution.
In a tweet where he vulgarly misspelled Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) name, Trump argued that the congressman didn’t have a problem with special counsel Robert Mueller not being appointed by the Senate.
So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018