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Ocasio-Cortez confronts McCaskill for publicly shaming her, gets treated like a puppy that needs housebreaking

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Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill’s continued criticism of newly elected New York congresswoman-to-be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not sat well with the rising 29-year-old Democrat star. In an interview earlier this month, McCaskill described Ocasio-Cortez as a “new shining object.”

“[T]here is so much drama over that New York woman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like she’s the new shining object,” the Missouri senator said to Bloomberg. “That’s how the media covers stuff now. And some of us are passing good old-fashioned bills, and we get nothing. Gimme a break!”

Her point was that these days the media pays attention only to the sometimes bizarre rhetoric of congressional newbies like Ocasio-Cortez. The veteran Democrats who’ve spent decades passing meaningful legislation are meanwhile ignored and relegated to the back of the bus.

“When I first got here, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had a half-dozen reporters in Washington. Now there is one person covering the entire Congress. It’s impossible. Now it’s all about social media, the cable networks, the unedited crap,” McCaskill continued.

In another interview this weekend with CNN, McCaskill doubled down.

“I don’t know her,” she said when asked if her New York peer is a “crazy Democrat.” “I’m a little confused why she’s the thing. 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.”

She also spoke briefly about her Republican peers in Congress, telling CNN that some of them secretly dislike President Donald Trump but are afraid to speak out publicly against him.

“Now they’ll tell you if it’s just the two of you, ‘The guy is nuts, he doesn’t have a grasp of the issues, he’s making rash decisions, he’s not listening to people who know the subject matter.'”

But they allegedly refuse to voice any of these concerns publicly lest it hurt them future elections.

When Ocasio-Cortez heard about these interviews, she responded via social media by crying foul.


The young congresswoman-elect was clearly offended by McCaskill’s remarks. In that case, it’d behoove her to not read the replies to her tweets, because they’ve been far more critical than anything the Missouri senator has said.


“I get it. You’re new to politics. And want to stand out. As a Democrat, you’d better pick your battles,” the top-voted reply to her second tweet reads.

“We DON’T need you or others dividing the party. How about TRYING to work with others, respect their experience & learn the process. Respect fellow women in the party.”

See this and other critical replies below:


Considering how much Ocasio-Cortez loathes Trump, the latter two tweets must have especially hurt.


Vivek Saxena


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