Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shuts down Republican bigot Marjorie Taylor Greene in seven perfect words
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Marjorie Taylor Greene after the Republican congresswoman called her a “little communist” during a rally.
Greene took aim at AOC, as Ocasio-Cortez is known, during a gathering of supporters of former president Donald Trump on Saturday (26 June).
The Georgia politician, who has previously and repeatedly been denounced for racism, referred to Ocasio-Cortez as the “little communist from New York City” before claiming she was “not an American”. She also claimed it was a “good idea” to “lock her up too”.
“She’s not an American,” Greene told the crowd in Ohio. “She really doesn’t embrace our American ways.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the tirade with a short but beautiful tweet.
“First of all, I’m taller than her,” she wrote.
First of all, I’m taller than her https://t.co/H6rXG66GJk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 27, 2021
The New York representative didn’t even dignify the rest of Greene’s diatribe with a response.
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez’s hilarious tweet has since received heaps of praise on Twitter with Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar even chiming in.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 27, 2021
This is how you do it. https://t.co/qYhW3xfnkp
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) June 27, 2021
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 27, 2021
The way I just screamed.
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) June 27, 2021
— Israel (ThatDogDaniel) (@ThatDogDaniel) June 27, 2021
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has, unfortunately, had multiple run-ins with Greene. Earlier this month, Greene accused her of “constantly playing the victim” after the New Yorker attacked Trump over the distribution of aid to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017.
In May, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted to insist that antisemitism would never be tolerated in New York or “anywhere in the world”.
Greene took the moment to accuse her of being a “terrorist” and of “aligning [herself] with terrorists”.
.@AOC you’re responsible for attacks on Jewish people bc of your hate-Israel stance against Israel’s right to defend itself from from terrorists Hamas, calling Israel an apartheid state, & supporting terrorists groups.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 22, 2021
The Washington Post reported Greene also accosted Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber last month, accusing her of supporting “terrorists”. The outlet said two reporters witnessed Greene chance after the Democrat as she left the chamber.
Greene reportedly asked Ocasio-Cortez why she supported Antifa and Black Lives Matter movement. The Washington Post reported that Greene labelled them as “terrorist” groups.
However, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not stop to answer Greene, the report stated, and her office declined to discuss her response to the incident.