Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) quarreled Monday on the most predictable of platforms — Twitter.
It started when Scott tagged her in his outraged response to Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) gun control proposal to require gun licenses nationwide.
“What’s next? Will we have to register sharp knives?” Scott tweeted. “Maybe @AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal.”
Ocasio-Cortez shot back: “That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honestly is embarrassing to the institution.”
“If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called ‘unlikeable,’ ‘crazy,’ or ‘uninformed,'” she continued. “But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal.”
“That a sitting Congresswoman doesn’t understand sarcasm would be embarrassing to the institution if you hadn’t embarrassed yours to the point of irrelevance already,” the Florida senator tweeted.
That a sitting Congresswoman doesn’t understand sarcasm would be embarrassing to the institution if you hadn’t embarrassed yours to the point of irrelevance already.
America rejects socialism and will continue to. https://t.co/bicJ8PEfD5
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) May 6, 2019