Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was criticized on social media after she was seen slamming her notebook following a speech.
While speaking on the House floor, Ocasio-Cortez blasted Republicans for removing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Don’t tell me this is a condemnation of antisemitic remarks when you have a member of the Republican caucus who has talked about Jewish space lasers,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She added, “This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America. Don’t tell me because I didn’t get a single apology when my life was threatened.”
Ocasio-Cortez proceeded to slam her notebook on the floor.
Watch the video below:
Omg 🤡AOC just threw a temper tantrum on the House Floor, slamming her notebook on the podium as she finished speaking.
"This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America." pic.twitter.com/pgAIfQEUwW
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) February 2, 2023
Thousands of responses poured in.
One tweet suggested “maybe it’s time to remove energy drinks from the Cannon House Office Building vending machines.”
Maybe it's time to remove energy drinks from the Cannon House Office Building vending machines https://t.co/pzSmJPUgds
— Harrison (@HarrisonKrank) February 2, 2023
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) replied, “Somebody got their 9th booster shot.”
Somebody got their 9th booster shot. https://t.co/GubYwhEZOU
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 2, 2023
Podcast host Tracy Beanz wrote, “Note to men: Conservative women are MUCH better. Exhibit A in case study below. This is all you need.”
Note to men: Conservative women are MUCH better. Exhibit A in case study below. This is all you need. https://t.co/WRO29dqIBX
— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) February 2, 2023
One tweet stated, “This is what I mean when I say that it’s theater kids all the way down.”
This is what I mean when I say that it's theater kids all the way down. https://t.co/mmXD0gN5T3
— Shant Mesrobian (@ShantMM) February 2, 2023
Attorney Aleks Djuricic replied, “And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to…”
And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to… 🎬 https://t.co/nZgxL4QHzD
— Aleks Djuricic 🇺🇸⚖️🗽 (@AleksDjuricic) February 2, 2023
See more reactions below:
She's so theatrical and over-the-top that I can't take her seriously. https://t.co/XwHNnEtFlS
— Carl Benjamin (@Sargon_of_Akkad) February 2, 2023
Oh you mean like Planned Parenthood? https://t.co/BNfbYtK2Db
— Javon A. Price 🇺🇸 (@JavonAPrice) February 2, 2023
Happy Oscar Season to all who celebrate. https://t.co/A2BDR0TQy2
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 2, 2023
Oh wow! She definitely practiced in front of the mirror for this one. 🤣 https://t.co/MyM5ELtG7Q
— Kelly B (@kellykreads) February 2, 2023
Cry more libs. https://t.co/70Mvac9WEn
— Carl Higbie (@CarlHigbie) February 2, 2023
Omar issued her own response to the House’s decision to remove her from the committee.
“My leadership and voice will not be diminished if I am not on this committee for one term. My voice will get louder and stronger,” she said.
Omar added, “So take your vote or not – I am here to stay, and I am here to be a voice against harms around the world and advocate for a better world.”
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries suggested Republicans were seeking “political revenge.”
He explained, “I will move immediately to seat Rep. Omar on the House Budget Committee where she will defend Democratic values against right-wing extremism.”
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