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Ocasio-Cortez Loses It on ‘Inadequate’ Men After GOP Senator Mocks Her GND

Ocasio-Cortez Loses It on ‘Inadequate’ Men After GOP Senator Mocks Her GND

“If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called ‘unlikeable,’ ‘crazy,’ or ‘uninformed.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., does not take criticism well. She takes it personally.

Her latest outburst was triggered by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fl., who had minutes earlier mocked her as part of a Twitter takedown of the Democratic Party.

Responding to a proposal by presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., to create a federal gun registry, Scott warned that the Democrats are “officially the @BernieSanders Party.” He joked that Americans might soon be forced to register “sharp knives.”

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Then, Scott came for Ocasio-Cortez, saying: “Maybe @AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal.”

The Green New Deal would require livestock production to be slashed as part of a massive expansion of government. And a now-deleted frequently asked questions section of the proposal posted to Ocasio-Cortez’s website included a call to “eliminate emissions from cows or air travel.”

However, the Green New Deal does not actually propose a meat registry. Ocasio-Cortez could have simply pointed out this fact, in keeping with her past exhortations for America to refocus on “policies instead of personality.”

But instead she unleashed a feminist tirade against Scott, whom she called “embarrassing” to the Senate.

“If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called ‘unlikeable,’ ‘crazy,’ or ‘uninformed,'” Ocasio-Cortez complained. “But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal.”

Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly played the woman card in the past. And the Latino one, and the working-class one, and the Jewish one. The freshman congresswoman’s fondness for identity politics may help explain her plummeting approval rating in a nation exhausted by tribalism.

But she has dismissed her critics, insisting that they’re a bunch of bigots. Plus, she has said, they hate her because she’s so young and pretty.

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Cover image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y./Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fl. (Screen grabs)



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