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Ocasio-Cortez Blasts McCaskill, Says Her Words Are ‘Disappointing’ — Goes After GOP, Too


U.S. Rep.-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to comments made by outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill earlier this week in which she called the New York Democrat a “bright shiny new object.”

“Not sure why former Sen. McCaskill keeps going on TV to call me a ‘thing’ and ‘shiny object,’ but it’s pretty disappointing,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday.

“McCaskill promised she’d ‘100 percent back Trump up’ on his anti-immigrant rhetoric and lost. In [Missouri], almost all progressive ballot issues won,” her tweet continued.

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During an interview with CNN, McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, said of Ocasio-Cortez that she was “confused why she’s the thing.”

McCaskill was referring to the attention Ocasio-Cortez has received from both major parties and the news media since defeating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in a June primary race, then beating Republican Anthony Pappas in November.

“But it’s a good example of what I’m talking about — a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman,” McCaskill said.

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McCaskill also cautioned Democrats to be wary of cheap rhetoric from rising Democratic stars like Ocasio-Cortez and said Republican senators privately think President Donald Trump is “nuts.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, has made climate change, income inequality and ending the “school-to-prison pipeline” her top priorities.

In a follow-up tweet, Ocasio-Cortez mentioned McCaskill again.

“I’m also not sure why McCaskill is covering for the GOP by saying they ‘secretly think Trump is nuts.'”

“Nobody cares,” Ocasio-Cortez also wrote.

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“Trump is melting down our institutions and inciting division between people.”

“At any time GOP could have checked him and choose not to. They’re accomplices,” she added.

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