Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) got nasty with Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Saturday after he accurately characterized comments she made in a recent interview. In response to Scalise, her followers made violent and threatening remarks toward Scalise, who was nearly murdered in 2017 by a Democratic terrorist.
“Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money,” Scalise tweeted. “Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs.”
Ocasio-Cortez made her statement that she wants Americans to pay up to 70% in taxes in a “60 Minutes” interview that is scheduled to air on Sunday.
The 29-year-old bartender turned socialist politician asserted without evidence that Scalise did not know “how marginal tax rates work,” in response to his tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez then launched into an attack that had no correlation with Scalise’s tweet, writing: “Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit.”
Supporters of Ocasio-Cortez responded by jumping in and making threatening comments toward Scalise.
Scalise responded by taking screenshots of the threats and tweeted: “Hi @AOC. Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People’s House, but it’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers. #StayClassy”
One of her supporters, whose account made multiple positive statements about her, instructed her to “snipe his a*s.”
Another one of her supporters wrote: “she’s got better aim than [the Democratic terrorist that shot Scalise], that’s for sure.”
“Kick his cane,” another one of her supporters wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez has not addressed the violent statements from her followers.