"Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dismissed the growing opposition to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's potential House speakership as a group of mostly white men who have no vision and no common value".
"People keep giving me directions to the spouse and intern events instead of the ones for members of Congress", she tweeted.
The newly elected Democratic lawmaker from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, ripped into Republicans on Twitter on Sunday night. "The tweet was taken as something else, so I've deleted it!" he tweeted.
It's not hard to see why Ocasio-Cortez is a ideal straw-man villain for the right: She's young, Latina, working-class, a woman, and a self-identified socialist. But thanks to Ocasio-Cortez documenting the process via her Instagram Stories (and other social media posts), we get real-time updates on how it all works.
The representative-elect has been more than willing to "clap-back" on Twitter, responding to her detractors. Although voter turnout in 2018 was the highest for a mid-term election in a century, some feel the 49% turnout figure is still low given that many people don't take time off for work to vote.
Even more offending than this Fox News headline is what Twitter-sleuthing Eddie Scarry posted on Thursday.
"I'm not totally bought into the concept", she added.
The pledge from Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez to continue to primary incumbents injects a new element of politics into intra-caucus maneuvering.
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It will try to portray Ocasio-Cortez as a hacky-sack player with a Che Guevara poster in her college dorm room, or a teary-eyed activist who likes screaming incendiary slogans but has never read a policy paper.
But there's no question that Ocasio-Cortez is the highest-profile of this new generation of Democrats unwilling to simply go along to get along with the old guard within her party.
Most have taken Ocasio-Cortez' claims at their face value, praising her for drawing attention to the housing crisis and that the electoral system is created to discourage working-class people from running for Congress.
But Republicans are even more scared of Ocasio-Cortez's ideas than they are of her identities.
- maya kosoff (@mekosoff) November 15, 2018Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. But she'll have to maintain a residence in two expensive districts: New York's 14th, and Washington, DC.
It was the latest in a series of complaints the socialist political newcomer has made on social media since winning her election November 6 in New York's 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of New York City.
Scarry's mocking came after Ocasio-Cortez made comments about struggling to pay rent for her Washington D.C. apartment prior to starting her new job next month.