Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced backlash on Twitter on Friday after lying about reaction that she received to a video that a random Twitter account posted earlier this week.
“I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”
This was in response to a tweet from a Twitter user “@AnonymousQ1776,” who later deleted their account, which stated: “Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is…”
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that Republicans were making the attack on her, despite the fact that many conservatives spoke out against attacking her over an old video.
Moments after the Congresswoman posted the new dancing video, she was called out by many on Twitter for lying about the situation.
New York Daily News’ Josh Greenman wrote: “Actually, the GOP doesn’t care. One twitter user whose account has since been deleted cared; people across the political spectrum made fun of him.”
Dan Crenshaw tweeted:
“No one thinks this is scandalous. Dance away (was actually pretty good).
What is scandalous is increasing income taxes to 70%. It’s wholly unethical for anyone to work a majority of the year just to give their money to the government.
Dancing’s great, but ideas matter more.”
The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson responded: “No one in the GOP thought your video was “scandalous.” No one in the GOP thinks “women dancing” is scandalous. This is an entirely media-driven manufactured outrage. Modern Left playbook: 1. Create an imaginary monster 2. Slay the imaginary monster 3. Claim victory”
Ben Shapiro said: “Everybody thought the dancing was pretty charming! It’s the insane policy to which we object. But keep misdirecting away from that and pretend that we’re all John Lithgow from ‘Footloose.'”
Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness wrote: “Actually, many of us thought your dance moves were quite awesome. It’s your policies we think are scandalous.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently played the victim card again, claiming that Republicans booed her on the House floor.
A video that she suggested validated her claim did not show any evidence of what she claimed:
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