Conservatives are so obsessed with hating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that she evokes ire from them simply by doing nothing.
During much of President Trump’s State of the Union address, Ocasio-Cortez remained seated with a straight face. Her lack of joy during Trump’s speech was too much some conservatives, and they lashed out on Twitter, mocking her body language.
Grumpy little thing… pic.twitter.com/EWEurxjwtd
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 6, 2019
Things Ocasio-Cortez didn't applaud;
– Record low African-American & Hispanic unemployment
– Stopping sex traffickers
– The "common good"
– ICE agent who saved 300 girls from smugglers
– Not killing full term babies
Things Ocasio-Cortez did applaud;
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 6, 2019
.@AOC looks like someone who just found out an MS13 gang member in our country illegally committed a murder on a subway platform in her district after she spent months calling for ICE to be abolished. Oh wait… https://t.co/VERZr37Leo
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) February 6, 2019
The conservative freakout prompted Ocasio-Cortez to defend herself, arguing there was no reason she should feel obligated to applaud policies she disagrees with.
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?
Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.
We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact. https://t.co/7bu3QXFMnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2019
Her response only invited further conservative indignance.
You remained seated during the President mentioning all time low disabled, black, and latino unemployment
You also didn’t clap or applaud during child sex traffickers being arrested
Care to comment as to why? https://t.co/gd9syEInI9
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 6, 2019