Despite the fact that the mainstream media has prematurely called the 2020 presidential election in favor of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, there’s a lot of hostilities and division ripping through the party right now.
Particularly between Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Manchin recently conducted an interview with the NY Times, which was posted up on Monday, in which he took aim at the diehard socialist congresswoman, claiming that she’s far more active on Twitter than she is in Congress.
His words came after a Nov. 11 tweet of his own where he had taken aim at calls to defund the police. He wrote: “Defund the police? Defund the police? Defund, my butt. I’m a proud West Virginia Democrat. We are the party of working men and women. We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police.”Trending:
Ocasio-Cortez had fired back in a Nov. 12 tweet in which she posted a photo of herself seated behind Manchin at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. In the photo, she appeared to be giving Manchin an icy stare as he applauded.
In the Tuesday interview with the Times, Manchin addressed the tweet, saying: “I guess she put the dagger stare on me. I don’t know the young lady — I really don’t. I never met her. I’m understanding she’s not that active with her bills or in committee. She’s more active on Twitter than anything else.”
A spokeswoman for AOC, Lauren Hitt, came out to defend the congresswoman by stating that she has submitted more amendments than 90 percent of other freshmen folk in Congress.
“The congresswoman has earned a reputation as a tough, prepared member in committee hearings,” Hitt stated.
Manchin isn’t exactly wrong here. AOC spends a whole lot of time spewing radical socialist drivel all over Twitter and other forms of social media. Some of that, no doubt, is her age, being so young and all, but a good part of it is that she’s using her position in Congress to build a platform to spread her ideas.
It doesn’t seem she’s actually interested in getting things done as much as she is spreading her socialist ideology and converting folks on board with policies that would destroy personal freedom.