“AOC” just doesn’t get it, whatever it might be at the time. Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) seems to believe that her congressional work is more about activism through social media and other avenues than representing the wants and needs of her constituents. Alas, Ocasio-Cortez moves to the beat of her own drum — even though said beat might be a little off.
One Democrat senator seems to have had enough of her constant grandstanding.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) fired back at Ocasio-Cortez after a tweet of hers that displayed a picture of the far-left congresswoman staring daggers at Manchin — during what appears to be one of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union addresses — went viral.
Ocasio-Cortez posted the image of her pouting like a petulant child after Manchin tweeted in opposition to one of Ocasio-Cortez’s utopian dreams, defunding the police.
In response, Manchin told the New York Times on Monday what he thinks of the job Ocasio-Cortez has done in her time in Congress.
“I guess she put the dagger stare on me,” Manchin said. “I don’t know the young lady — I really don’t. I never met her. I’m understanding she’s not that active with her bills or in committee. She’s more active on Twitter than anything else.”
Manchin continued by telling the Times his thoughts on the far-left arm of his party.
“We’re not going to defund the police, we’re not for the new green deal,” he said. “That’s not going to happen. We’re not for Medicare for All — we can’t even pay for Medicare for some.”
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t let it die with Manchin’s rebuttal, as she ironically took to Twitter Tuesday evening to defend herself from the accusation that she’s “more active on Twitter than anything else.” Oh, the irony!
I find it amusing when politicians try to diminish the seriousness of our policy work, movement organizing & grassroots fundraising to “she just tweets,” as though “serious” politics is only done by begging corporate CEOs for money through wax-sealed envelopes delivered by raven— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 2, 2020
The left seems to be eating their own because they’re directionless at the moment. It’s establishment versus the far-left. Who will get the better of the other?
H/T: The Hill