Steve Scalise Abruptly Ends Twitter Debate With Ocasio-Cortez After Her ‘Radical Followers’ Turned Hostile

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Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) ended an exchange on Twitter after users began making references to the 2017 Congressional baseball practice shooting where the lawmaker and three others were injured.

Scalise was originally commenting on a recent interview where Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested a 70 percent tax rate on the wealthy in order to pay for progressive policies.

As IJR previously reported, she called herself a radical while comparing herself to famous American leaders. The GOP lawmaker took to Twitter to call the other politician out.

Ocasio-Cortez quickly responded, making an assumption that Scalise did not know about marginal tax rates and claiming that the GOP “works” for large corporations.

However, Scalise quickly shut the exchange down after some Twitter followers targeted him with comments referencing when he was shot by a radical liberal in 2017.

While Scalise suggested continuing the debate in person, Ocasio-Cortez has not yet responded to him or commented on the violent comments.

Many of the violent comments are still posted to Twitter. One user denied that he meant his comment as a threat, however. As Fox News reported, the user claimed he was referring to a “verbal sniping,” yet did not explain why he thought it was appropriate due to Scalise’s past.

While it is not Ocasio-Cortez’s responsibility to monitor every person that follows her, it is important to call out those that make unnecessarily aggressive comments.

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Dennis Fischer
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If anyone has noticed it is the Radical Democrats that always are making threats is this how they want to continue, if this so I think that most if not 80% would put them in their place

Thomas Mock
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can she prove she is from the u.s, and can she prove she went past 2nd grade in the u.s.she is so left they don’t have a word for it she says she can’t a ford a apt. how will she if they take 70% tax hike any one who runs for office should have to take a stupid test

Judy Smith
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Oh–this thing called a woman. Her actions just prove that she hid behind a tree when God passed out brains. She has none.

Phoenix
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It’s Twitter… two nasty posts doesn’t negate the thousands of posts in response that calmly and correctly explained how his post was misleading.

Screwtape
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AOC has such wonderful followers, who recommend kicking Scalise’s cane or suggesting someone snipe him. Nice.

I hope the FBI or LE pays these person’s a visit.

Screwtape
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She’s so simple. A 70% tax will be sheltered, offshored, or loopholed. Close those off FIRST, effective immediately.

I wonder how she feels about confiscating college endowments to pay for “free” schooling? Harvard $39B+, Yale $28B+, Stanford $26B+, and her own Alma Mater Boston U. $2.1B+ (per USNews)? The schools will make much of this back in “tuition”.

Let’s also not forget the rich in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Then there are the uber-rich in Congress itself.

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