Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one angry woman.
The 29-year-old former bartender who’s set to become the youngest member of the House of Representatives in January took a swipe at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders — for no reason.
The unwarranted attack came after the Democratic Socialist claimed that her election victory was equal to man landing on the moon, America getting electricity, and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Ocasio-Cortez, speaking at a press conference for the far-left Sunshine Movement in Washington, said, “”This is not just about a clean new deal. This is about a new deal for the United States of America.”
“Because in every moment when our country has reached the depths of darkness, in every moment when we were at the brink, at the cusp of an abyss and we did not know if we would be capable of saving ourselves, we have,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “We’ve done it. We’ve dug deep and we’ve done what we thought was impossible.”
“We went to the moon. We electrified the nation,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We digged deep and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday mocked Ocasio-Cortez for the absurd claim that her victory in a small liberal district in New York is comparable to the moon landing and the civil rights movement.
“Ocasio-Cortez compares her election to moon landing. Huh? Big difference. Moon landing was LUNAR, not LOONEY; Moon landing done by ppl who knew what they were doing…those who elected someone who thought there were 3 branches of Congress did NOT,” Huckabee wrote on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez compares her election to moon landing. Huh? Big difference. Moon landing was LUNAR, not LOONEY; Moon landing done by ppl who knew what they were doing…those who elected someone who thought there were 3 branches of Congress did NOT. https://t.co/Kc3nvvByN3
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 2, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez fired back, attacking Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah Sanders.
A Green New Deal will take a level of ambition + innovation on the scale of the moon landing. We’ve been done it before, and can do it again.
Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She’s much better at it.
Also, you haven’t been a Governor of any state for 10+ years now. https://t.co/R7q5CkMw8Y
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 3, 2018
It’s unclear what “false statements” Ocasio-Cortez was referring to, because she really doesn’t know the three branches of government.
“If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House,” Ocasio-Cortez said November 18 in a call with prospective far-left political candidates.
The three branches, not chambers, of the U.S. government, are (of course) the executive, legislative, and judicial.
And for the record, “loony” comes from the word “lunatic” — which is derived from the Latin “luna” after the belief that lunacy fluctuated with the phases of the moon, the Merriam-Webster dictionary says.
Which seems the perfect word to describe Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that her victory is equal to man landing on the moon.