Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is having a serious moment right now. After defeating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley to win New York’s 14th district primary and become the youngest woman ever elected to serve in Congress in the history of the United States, in the biggest upset in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez can’t seem to lose.
As a young, female Democratic politician however, Ocasio-Cortez is both sadly and predictably attracting a lot of conservative trolls, on Twitter and otherwise — yet she manages to deflect her critics with sharp wit and confidence. When conservative pundit Eddie Scarry recently mocked her wardrobe, the internet rallied around her as she swatted him away like a fly.
Likewise, when Newsmax host John Cardillo took a shot at Ocasio-Cortez on Monday morning, she swiftly shot him down. “[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] is a perfect example of why the Electoral College is so important,” Cardillo tweeted. “Without it, the people who voted for her would make decisions for of us.”
As for her response, ladies and gentlemen we have a murder to report.
“Ah yes, God forbid a diverse, working-class district (that more accurately represents modern America) actually have equal say in our democracy as your weird uncle with questionable racial beliefs who shares fake conspiracy memes on Facebook,” Ocasio-Cortez fired back in a retweet.
And once again, the people celebrated:
Ocasio-Cortez has been on a tear, lately. On Sunday she clapped back at a troll who insinuated that she wanted “more vacation days” because she tweeted a fair question asking why Columbus Day a holiday but why Election Day is not.
“While I would disagree with your complaint that Americans get too much vacation time (we work some of the longest hours of any dev country & have no Fed required paid leave),” Ocasio-Cortez shot back, adding that she’s “willing to compromise by eliminating Columbus Day to give Election Day off.”
Even at the tender age of 29, this perfectly sums up why so many people want to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when they grow up — an honest to goodness American hero.