Since winning her primary over incumbent congressman Joe Crowley, newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a lightning rod for everything conservatives routinely vilify: she's young, she's Latina and she's an unashamed Democratic-Socialist with big ideas about progressive government.
Within days of unseating Crowley, Fox News was running segments on her as a de facto torchbearer of "extreme" left-wing policy, painting her as incredibly ignorant and naive.
Those characterizations haven't stopped since her arrival in Washington DC. On Twitter, Cortez couldn't help but point out the hypocrisy of critics painting her as uninformed.
On Tuesday, December 11, she threw some fire at congressional Republicans.
Republicans: “She doesn’t know what she’s talking about!” Also Republicans: https://t.co/IXeATobaPs— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1544581572.0
Twitter was right behind Cortez every step of the way!
@Ocasio2018 Meanwhile Trump can't find his car and Giuliani shaking his fist about omitting a space and creating a spurious URL— Druce (@Druce)1544620387.0
@Ocasio2018 Keep up the good work my circle supports you🤜— Andre Correa (@Andre Correa)1544636652.0
@Ocasio2018 https://t.co/ifH1sDNtdn— king crissle (@king crissle)1544644038.0
It seems many Congresspeople are a bit ignorant to important issues.
@Ocasio2018 Yea Steve king is the brightest that Iowa could find to rep them.— APotts (@APotts)1544600480.0
@Ocasio2018 @corvowine You keep on going, girly! I haven't seen the GOP this frantic about an incoming freshman con… https://t.co/Dn6ZH2AQvg— cocozl (@cocozl)1544647036.0
@Ocasio2018 Burrrrrrrn— Taz Ahmed (@Taz Ahmed)1544603057.0
The shade coming off of Cortez is very, very real.
@billroshia @TheLakAttack @JohnTvrzTai @Ocasio2018 https://t.co/j2BxtLlKdc— Steve Scott (@Steve Scott)1544629373.0
@Ocasio2018 Lady, I would follow you into, well probably not into combat like Joan of Arc (let's not go crazy here)… https://t.co/lfaABt7kLv— Susan Szews 🌊 (@Susan Szews 🌊)1544651247.0
This isn't the first time Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has clapped back at her detractors on Twitter!
Daily Reminder that anytime a conservative tries to lecture us about who “knows what they’re talking about” and who… https://t.co/07Um8p3cr5— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1544653080.0
How about... no. Sometimes political media is too fixated on personalities instead of policies. The whole countr… https://t.co/qAGBNvDruV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1544665276.0
It's hard not to notice the doubled standard a young woman faces in Congress as opposed to a young man.
Paul Ryan’s project to “balance the budget” was always a ruse to explode the deficit with corporate tax cuts + endl… https://t.co/684j9SsPzi— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1544636343.0
Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered po… https://t.co/E9wKpQL3Mt— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1544480763.0
It seems Ocasio-Cortez likes to relieve her stress by making clear the hypocrisies of Washington DC.
We say go for it, madam Congresswoman-elect!
Analysis: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new favorite pastime appears to be trolling conservative critics https://t.co/I1IGUyOhzV— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)1544672765.0
@washingtonpost I’m tickled by every #ClapBack.— Shaun Ras (@Shaun Ras)1544672884.0
@washingtonpost But I do admire her passion and energy.— Larry S. Martin (@Larry S. Martin)1544698985.0