Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Republican Attacks Like A Badass

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In the face of a mounting Democratic challenge to their abuses of power, Republicans keep resorting to personal attacks on the national and global stage over and over again. This past week, conservative journalist Michael Moates derided incoming Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “bitch” after she posted a reminder that soon, House Democrats will have subpoena power.

The new Congresswoman responded by pointing out just what the journalist’s comment revealed about him and his political positions, saying:

‘Wow! A Republican journalist calling me the B-word as he deliberately misinterprets my statement. Awesome job. How many female leaders have you covered in your career? I’m sure your coverage was very fair and not subconsciously biased at all.’

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She’d previously taken issue with Donald Trump Jr. dismissing her political platform via a sarcastic jab that those aligned with her were setting up Americans to eat dogs. Ocasio-Cortez has described herself as a democratic socialist and pushes for measures to get the power of government back in the hands of the people via programs like Medicare-for-all and a so-called “Green New Deal” to put the United States on track to curtailing its carbon emissions big time and by extension, putting the brakes on climate change.

Her original comments pointed out that Trump Jr. seems to, like his father, turn anxiety over the Russia investigation into public outbursts. He’s been reported to have expressed concern to friends that he could be indicted for false statements to Congress associated with a 2016 meeting he had with Kremlin lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya meant to procure Russian government dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Just this past week, the government recommended a prison sentence of four years for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for crimes including lying to Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez noted:

‘I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!’

The commentary is in clear reference to the Russia investigation, which House Democrats have indicated they’ll pick up where Republicans dropped it off once they take power next month.

Still, Republicans including Moates sought to cast the Congresswoman as engaging in petty, threatening behavior that was out of line.

He ranted in since-deleted tweets:

‘Donald Trump Jr. is a good man and the fact that Ocasio wants to abuse her power once she becomes a congresswoman is sad. It’s an abuse of power and the house should consider expelling her if she does. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is no victim. She’s batshit crazy.’

First of all, what does Trump Jr. supposedly being a “good man” have to do with whether he should be held legally liable for criminal behavior?

Secondly, does Moates really expect us to take him seriously when he doesn’t even know — or at least acknowledge — that most individual House members can’t just issue subpoenas?

No half baked rants about their political opponents will save the GOP from the onslaught of the Russia investigation, no matter how meltdowns they engage in.

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