AOC has a lot of detractors, mostly on the right. But now, even her own team is waking up to her incompetence.
Fox: A liberal New York state lawmaker ripped fellow progressive U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Twitter Sunday for being “absent” in her home district, while a medical student also lambasted the congresswoman “squad” member for her “performative” display at a recent Supreme Court protest.
The public online spat started last week when a Twitter user named Daniel, who identified himself as a medical student and a health activist under the handle @jai_lies, called out Ocasio-Cortez’s office for purportedly canceling a meeting with health policy activists wanting to discuss a British-style socialized medical plan.
The medical student wrote in a July 21 tweet that “a couple of the most highly respected health policy academics recenly [sic] set up a meeting with AOC’s office to discuss NHS style healthcare reform. They were told bluntly by AOC’s staff, ‘we’re not doing healthcare right now.’”
Maybe if you spent more time in your office and with your team you’d know what goes on. Just saying it would be nice if you breathed our air. So, as an employer, what happens with the staffer who said this?
— Jessica Ramos (@jessicaramos) July 24, 2022
“So, while she’s doing performative resistance art for the camera’s [sic] she’s ‘not doing healthcare right now,” he added, referring to Ocasio-Cortez recently being accused of pretending to be handcuffed while police escorted her away from a pro-abortion protest at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. “We are in the middle of two pandemics & people are still dying because they lack healthcare. this is not fighting.”
AOC was contrite. “I’m really sorry to hear that this happened. It’s not representative of me nor my values,” the congresswoman said. “If you can connect with details I’d appreciate it. I’ll follow so DMs will be open.”
That’s when fellow liberal Democrat Jessica Ramos, a state senator, got into the act. “Maybe if you spent more time in your office and with your team you’d know what goes on. Just saying it would be nice if you breathed our air,” Ramos responded, making a reference to Ocasio-Cortez’ campaign video. “So, as an employer, what happens with the staffer who said this?
“Our district offices are on the same floor in the same building. She’s barely ever present in the community. It’s an indisputable fact,” the state senator noted.
“I texted on 1/6 that I hope she’s ok and never even heard back. She doesn’t meet with local elected officials,” Ramos said. “The point is that’s when I gave up texting her. I reached out many times before. She hasn’t shown interest in meeting w me or other colleagues that I know about.”
In response to someone who said that Ramos was jealous of Ocasio-Cortez, Ramos responded: “Nah. Just want my congressional representative to be around and do their job in the community. My congressperson being absent is not dirty laundry. It’s never been with any other elected official,” she added in another tweet.