Freshman Rep. Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez sparred with Fox New host Laura Ingraham Thursday evening after Ingraham corrected the grammar in one of Ocasio-Cortez's tweet.
It all started when Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet from Columbia University sharing a letter from the Knight Institute urging her not to block Twitter users based on their differing viewpoints.
The institute states that it's "unconstitutional" since her @AOC handle is considered a "public forum" according to the First Amendment, an argument President Trump has also faced in recent months.
However the President falls under slightly different guidelines due to his larger constituency and the Presidential Records Act.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying that she is within her rights to block users who harass her.
She also noted that of her 5.2 million followers, she's only blocked "less than 20 accounts," zero of which belonged to her constituents.
1. I have 5.2 million followers. Less than 20 accounts are blocked for ongoing harassment. 0 are my constituents.… https://t.co/LTFiUX2mtW— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1567118605.0
She added that nobody has "the right to force others to endure their harassment and abuse."
People are free to speak whatever classist, racist, false, misogynistic, bigoted comments they’d like. They do not… https://t.co/QfnKf7qHAl— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1567118938.0
That's when Ingraham stepped in to respond with the pettiest of remarks, correcting Ocasio-Cortez's use of "less" to "fewer."
“Fewer” than 20 accounts.... https://t.co/5jmxfq2CPQ— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1567120592.0
Oh look, an actual grammar Nazi. https://t.co/viqUW9GU6t— Benjamin Dreyer (@Benjamin Dreyer)1567130853.0
See? You’re a neo-Nazi fan favorite and I don’t block you for defending white supremacist viewpoints and mocking gu… https://t.co/kJcI73rZVk— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1567130777.0
She also faced backlash for mocking Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg after he was rejected from four California colleges back in March of 2018. Hogg had the last laugh, however, when he was admitted to Harvard later that year.
Both incidents resulted in calls for boycotts of Ingraham's show, as well as the loss of several advertisers. Fox News has continued to stand by Ingraham, however.
While there was a fair amount of abuse aimed at Ocasio-Cortez following her response to Ingraham, many applauded her for telling it like it is.
@AOC Rep @AOC, you continue to impress me. I hope we get more excellent public servants just like you in 2020. I wi… https://t.co/mjh8Nd3nRB— Jeff Parris (@Jeff Parris)1567131249.0
@AOC @AOC burning Laura Ingraham for being a neo-Nazi white supremacist is what I live for.— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1567131038.0
@AOC AND I — and I cannot stress this enough — OOP https://t.co/KI8cxCZ6lg— tri vo (@tri vo)1567131005.0
@AOC Heh. @IngrahamAngle is gonna need some Silvadene for that burn.😂— David Gorski, MD, PhD (@David Gorski, MD, PhD)1567173564.0
@AOC Nazi salute on stage at #RNC2016. https://t.co/zVBbFMtX8e— Neurona Gangliana (@Neurona Gangliana)1567130903.0
@AOC Damn... Time for you to sit the f*ck down @IngrahamAngle. Aside from @RandyRainbow new release, this is the best tweet of the day. #aoc— Rob Gorski (@Rob Gorski)1567130955.0
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