Scandals continue to pile up for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But the New York Democrat may have found herself in her biggest mess yet.
That’s because Ocasio-Cortez lost it when this racist remark came back to bite her.
Ocasio-Cortez is an ever-present force on social media.
She will tweet about any slight – whether it’s real or imagined.
And she lost her mind when Fox News’ Laura Ingraham mocked her for pulling the same stunt as Barack Obama who would change his accent based on what audience he was speaking in front of.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to this in a deranged tweet storm that listed a host of grievances over insults that exist only in her mind.
“If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing.’ Unless of course she‘s talking about being multilingual, which we know isn’t a ‘Latina thing.’ It’s a ‘21st century’ thing,” Ocasio-Cortez began.
The controversial Democrat then continued her meltdown with a series of tweets about how Trump supporters are racist because of their “economic anxiety.”
“Siri, show me the brand of ‘economic anxiety’ that mocks Americans of color as unintelligent + unskilled, while *also* mocking those same Americans for speaking more languages than you,” she continued.
“How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable instead of look inside myself & examine why something as small as *a person’s name* makes me uncomfortable in the first place?? This is an outrage!”
Once she was done hurling insults at everyday Americans, Ocasio-Cortez returned her fire to Fox News.
Ocasio-Cortez raged, “By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them. Pro Tip: My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.” She then whined, “My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say “Cortez.” I’ve never used that in my life. “Cortez” is referring to someone else. Even if they‘re trying to be rude + wrong, my dad’s last name was Ocasio anyway. (His name was hyphenated too, though.)”
Finally, Ocasio-Cortez wrapped up her temper-tantrum by lecturing Republicans on “Latino culture.”
Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “For the curious, in Latinx culture children take *both* their parents‘ names. It’s not a “progressive, new thing.” It’s just how some names work. PR hyphenates, others mark differently. Your last name = the families that came together to make you. AOC is also fine though :)”
Ocasio-Cortez zig-zagged between grievance politics, racial insults, and condescending lectures.
It was one of the most bizarre twitter meltdowns made by a public official ever.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.