Editor’s note: When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
It was another fun week for those of us who look to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for political comedy. The young lawmaker was lampooned by a famous conservative pundit, who received the usual backlash from the left. A New York City union slammed AOC for not standing up for the workers. As former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) resigned, Ocasio-Cortez bravely came to her defense.
Tomi Lahren Channels Inner Socialist
Fox News host Tomi Lahren came under fire after she decided to dress up as AOC for Halloween. On Instagram, she posted a picture of herself in costume. The caption read:
This Halloween, I decided to dress up as the thing that scares me most, the Democratic Dimwit Darling herself. I’m not afraid of ghouls, ghosts, zombies or political incorrectness. I am far more terrified AOC was actually elected to the United States Congress. Talk about a haunted ‘House.’”
It didn’t take long for the outrage to erupt on social media. John Ladarola, a host with The Young Turks, tweeted his disapproval: “The fact that you include her former working class job in a list of attempted insults is incredibly revealing about who you’ve become.”
Journalist Molly Knight also chimed in on Twitter: “What exactly is wrong with being a bartender? It’s an honest day’s work, and a much more difficult job than you’ve ever had.”
Comedian Ron Placone tweeted: “I figured your customer was just ‘Tomi Lahren with dark hair and glasses holding two things that it would benefit her to actually read.”
Well, despite the fact that many of AOC’s constituents aren’t too happy with her, it’s nice to know that leftists on Twitter still appreciate her.
Workers of Spectrum Unite Against AOC
A union representing almost 2,000 Spectrum employees who are currently on strike lashed out at Ocasio-Cortez for refusing to ally with them like a good socialist. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (where do they come up with these names?) took the lawmaker to task on Twitter for snubbing them for over a year:
“Bumping this up, since we haven’t heard back in a year…@AOC, will you join elected officials from across the city, state and country — including the Mayor, Governor & @BernieSanders — in support of striking workers from a Queens-based union? Asking for 1,800 friends. Thanks!”
The group had requested her support on Twitter last year shortly after she was elected. It appears that she wasn’t so keen on offering her voice to the cause.
A spokesman for the group told The New York Post that “nearly every elected official from across the city and state, including the Mayor, Governor and Sen. Bernie Sanders have expressed support for our 1,800 workers on strike for over two years in the face of Spectrum’s corporate greed. We hope that *all* progressive NYC members of Congress will stand with the workers from their communities.”
AOC Defends Katie Hill
While most of America is likely tired of hearing about the ongoing saga of former Rep. Katie Hill, AOC felt it necessary to defend her from obvious sexism. When the news broke that Hill and her husband carried on an affair with one of her staffers in violation of House rules, it ignited a firestorm of criticism from both the left and the right. While she initially denied the allegations, she later confessed when damaging photos emerged. This week, she resigned, blaming “the right-wing media and Republican opponents” for her downfall.
Ocasio-Cortez commented on the controversy. “This doesn’t happen to male members in the same way – revenge porn in this respect,” she said. “It’s horrific.”
The lawmaker also speculated that Hill’s fate would discourage other women from running for office. “I don’t think we’re really talking about how targeted and serious this is,” she remarked. “We’re talking about a major crime … being committed against her.”
Of course, there was no mention of the many male politicians who were forced to resign due to sex scandals. But that wouldn’t exactly work for the narrative, now would it?
What does AOC have in store for us next week? Tune in to find out!