Manchin Takes Aim at AOC: ‘She’s More Active on Twitter Than Anything Else’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) is not staying silent in response to a photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) posted on Twitter of her staring him down.

“Defund the police? Defund, my butt,” Manchin, the most conservative Senate Democrat, said in a tweet on Nov. 11.

He added, “I’m a proud West Virginia Democrat. We are the party of working men and women. We want to protect Americans’ jobs [and] healthcare. We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police.”

In response, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a photo of her fiercely staring him down — a photo from President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union.

See the photo below:

Speaking with The New York Times, Manchin said of the photo Ocasio-Cortez posted, “I guess she put the dagger stare on me.”

“I don’t know the young lady — I really don’t. I never met her,” Manchin continued, before adding, “I’m understanding she’s not that active with her bills or in committee. She’s more active on Twitter than anything else.”

He then reiterated, “We’re not going to defund the police, we’re not for the new green deal. That’s not going to happen. We’re not for Medicare for All — we can’t even pay for Medicare for some.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesperson Lauren Hitt told the Times that the New York Democrat has submitted more than 90% more amendments than other freshmen.

Hitt added, “The congresswoman has earned a reputation as a tough, prepared member in committee hearings.”

Responses

  1. What Alexandria accomplished in her very first term in Congress:

    Raised $1.25 million for frontline charities and organizations working on COVID relief in our district. She just raised over $200,000 for food charities and eviction protections.

    Launched a $1 million census awareness campaign to help register as many people as possible, bringing back up to $58 million to her district.

    Helped deliver 80,000 meals to families in need in the district.

    Raised $568,000 for grassroots organizations on the ground in Georgia who are working to take the Senate majority back from Republicans next month.

    Raised more than $1.5 million for progressive candidates and swing-district House Democrats.

    Introduced more amendments than 90% of other freshman lawmakers.

    Crafted the Green New Deal with Senator Ed Markey, the gold standard for climate action.

    Worked with the Unity Task Force to secure progressive environmental policies in the Democratic Party Platform.
    Opened over 1000 cases to serve NY-14 constituents with issues like veterans benefits, Social Security, immigration visas and more.

    Held monthly town halls to update constituents on her legislative agenda and community work, and take questions.
    Executed tough, thorough lines of questioning in committee hearings, revealing valuable information that has been used in investigations against the Trump administration and pressuring Big Pharma execs to make drugs more affordable.

    Fended off over $12M dollars in attack ads, mailers, and more to win nearly 72% of our district’s vote in 2020.

    The list could go on and on. And that’s just a snapshot of her first term! What did YOU do in all of your years in DC, Joe Manchin?

  2. AOC…go back to your banana republic.
    GC….go back to your mother’s basement and continue playing Xbox.
    Niether one of you are good for this country.

  3. Wow, GC! You’re so smart!
    Maybe you should move out of your mom’s basement and go to DC and show us how it’s done.
    You’re just another far left sheep repeating the mantra.
    Please go back to your Xbox.

  4. “I’m understanding she’s not that active with her bills or in committee.” Joe Manchin

    This is sort of right. Why?

    The party leadership talked her into not introducing bills. She didn’t table M4A, she didn’t table the Green New Deal. They sidelined her, and NOW they are throwing that back in her face.

    In fact, AOC was so active that other party members were constantly complaining about how active she has been.

    Manchin is bragging that HE is so important that HE will be the arbiter of what gets passed or not. O.K., this can work both ways. For every terrible bill that the corrupt Democratic party puts forward, all it will take is a handful to progressives to put the end to them. Your move, Manchin.

  5. Thanks, Floyd. Your wish IS possible, but only if the electorate wakes up, the corruption in the party leadership can be diminished enough to have the corporate media back off, too. It’s all part and parcel of the same formula.

  6. One of these days, after America crashes and burns due to corruption in politics, maybe a new America will arise, based on the Constitution and where the elected ones who will run the Country care about its Citizens more than lining their pockets.
    We can dream…..

  7. “If you can not do it, should I assume your donors won’t allow you to name them?” Phyllis

    No, of course not. I don’t have big corporate or lobbyist donors.

    You are thinking of today. I am thinking of a future in which changes have occured. That is now a bit further into the future than I had hoped that we would be by now, but things ARE changing in the right direction.

  8. ”we’re not for the new green deal. That’s not going to happen. We’re not for Medicare for All — we can’t even pay for Medicare for some.” Joe Manchin

    “That is not what the American people say or want, but you will never admit that because your donors will make sure that you NEVER say that, right, Joe?” General.

    General, Please identify the 218 House members and 50-60 Senate votes for passage of either M4A and AOC’s Green New Deal. If you can not do it, should I assume your donors won’t allow you to name them?

  9. “I don’t know the young lady — I really don’t. I never met her.” Joe Manchin

    That right there says a LOT about Joe Manchin.

    ”we’re not for the new green deal. That’s not going to happen. We’re not for Medicare for All — we can’t even pay for Medicare for some.” Joe Manchin

    That is not what the American people say or want, but you will never admit that because your donors will make sure that you NEVER say that, right, Joe?

    Plus, what you stated there was ignorant nonsense. The M4A plan focuses on how to pay for it. Maybe you should actually read the bill some day, Joe.

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