Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned heads this past week over a response she had after being called out for vacationing in Florida instead of going back to her New York district for the congressional holiday break.
Several people speculated that the self-described Democratic socialist avoided her home state and district because of a dramatic rise in the omicron variant of the coronavirus and its associated newly re-implemented restrictions; Florida, by comparison, has relatively few restrictions and mandates.
But in responding, ‘AOC’ implied that Republicans who called her out were merely “frustrated” sexually because they could not “date” her.
“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet. Ya creepy weirdos,” she said in response to a tweet from former advisor to President Donald Trump, Steve Cortes.
If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet.
Ya creepy weirdos
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
She added: “It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women,& LGBT+ people in general. These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird.”
Replying to the New York Democrat, conservative host and author Candace Owens fired back: “‘You just want to have sex me’ is potentially the filthiest, most immature response I’ve ever heard uttered from an elected official that is facing critique. She’s quite literally creating a Republican sexual fantasy about herself.”
“You just want to have sex me” is potentially the filthiest, most immature response I’ve ever heard uttered from an elected official that is facing critique.
She’s quite literally creating a Republican sexual fantasy about herself.
— Candace Owens
Last month, Owens interviewed former President Donald Trump to ask him what, if anything, he regretted that he didn’t get done — or got wrong — during his term in office.
She asked why he did not pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or former NSA analyst Edward Snowden.
Assange was charged in 2019 with allegedly violating the Espionage Act by conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to illegally obtain and disclose classified information,” the New York Post reported.
Snowden, who leaked top-secret documents to the media showing how the NSA was allegedly spying on Americans, was charged with a political crime — crime against the state instead of against a person—under the Espionage Act, reported Shortform.
“You could have had a chance to pardon these individuals,” Owens noted. “Why decide not to in that moment?”
“You have two sides of it,” Trump said.
“In one case, you have sort of a spy deal going on, and in another case, you have somebody that’s exposing real corruption. I feel a little bit — I won’t say which one — but I feel a little bit more strongly about one than the other,” Trump added.
“I could have done it, but — I will say, you have people on both sides of that issue — good people on both sides. And you have bad people on one side,” he continued.
“But I decided to let that one ride, let the courts work it out. And I guess the courts are actually doing that.”