Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) condemned the actions of a comedian who peacefully approached her near the Capitol Steps earlier this week, just several days after she encouraged protesters harassing conservative Supreme Court Justices — specifically Brett Kavanaugh — in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
The young comedian, who called AOC his “favorite big booty Latina,” got a seemingly positive response from the Congresswoman, who stopped to acknowledge him — even giving the camera a peace sign.
After she was reportedly alerted by her staff to the fact that the man was an “extremist,” however, she took down her original post and put up a new one, calling the encounter “deeply disgusting.”
“I posted about a deeply disgusting incident that happened today on the Capitol steps, but took it down bc it’s clearly someone seeking extremist fame,” she wrote. “It’s just a bummer to work in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more. Just really sad.”
Here is a video he posted of the incident. I was actually walking over to deck him because if no one will protect us then I’ll do it myself but I needed to catch a vote more than a case today pic.twitter.com/RdwCNBDIBb
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2022
She went on to post a follow-up tweet with the actual video which read, “Here is a video he posted of the incident. I was actually walking over to deck him because if no one will protect us then I’ll do it myself but I needed to catch a vote more than a case today.”
These comments come just days following an AOC tweet that mocked Justice Kavanaugh after protesters converged on him while he was eating dinner at a Washington, D.C. steakhouse.
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“Poor guy. He left before his soufflé because he decided half the country should risk death if they have an ectopic pregnancy within the wrong state lines,” she tweeted. “It’s all very unfair to him. The least they could do is let him eat cake.”
Poor guy. He left before his soufflé because he decided half the country should risk death if they have an ectopic pregnancy within the wrong state lines. It’s all very unfair to him.
The least they could do is let him eat cake 🍰 https://t.co/5Y3b1TIW1N
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2022
“I will never understand the pearl clutching over these protests,” the New York Socialist continued. “Republicans send people to protest me all the time, sometimes drunk and belligerent. Nobody cares about it unless it’s a Republican in a restaurant. Can someone please explain the obsession because I don’t get it.”
It seems when it’s happening on the other side of the political aisle, approaching public figures and federal leaders is okay. When it’s AOC however, look out or she might “deck” you.
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