A Republican member of Congress found out today that you don’t want to start a online war with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) unless you’re trying to get humiliated for the entire internet to see.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) was the person who decided to pick a fight with AOC by suggesting she had faked her arrest for protesting at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as CNN reported at the time:
More than a dozen Democratic members of Congress were among those arrested by Capitol Police on Tuesday afternoon as part of an abortion rights protest in front of the Supreme Court.
Wearing specially made green bandanas with “Won’t Back Down,” they marched from the Capitol to the Court, which has been fenced off for weeks, since shortly after the leak of the draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Within two minutes of their arriving, police began ordering them to “cease and desist.” Instead, they sat on the street, and were one by one led off by officers as they chanted, “The people, united, will never be divided.”
34 people were arrested, including 16 members of Congress, among them Ocasio-Cortez.
But for some reason, Republicans began insinuating that the entire protest was just an act and no one was actually arrested, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) posting videos online in which said “AOC pretended to be arrested.”
And then Mace joined the bullshit parade:
That’s when AOC took out her social media stiletto and carved Mace’s tweet to shreds.
Nancy Mace and her Republican cohorts need to know that if you’re gonna come for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you’d better bring your A game. And even then, the chances are good you’ll get verbally slapped silly.