‘Embarrassing’: AOC And Rick Scott Duke It Out In Fiery Twitter Exchange

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress.  (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez be... NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 6, 2019 4:55 p.m.

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.”

Echoing one of President Donald Trump’s favorite defenses, Scott then claimed he was merely being sarcastic.

“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.

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