Democratic socialist representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was widely ridiculed for saying GOP members were “sexually frustrated” after branding her as a hypocrite when a picture of the staunch mask and vaccination mandate advocate appeared on which she was without Drank mask in a bar in Miami.
The New York congresswoman has been accused by many of frolicking in the open air in Florida while her home state after her lunch in Miami with her boyfriend on Nov.
AOC hit back on New Years Day, claiming the backlash came because its critics “wanted to date her.”
“When Republicans are angry they can’t date me, they can just say so instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet. You creepy weirdo, ”she tweeted.
She continued, “It’s getting old to ignore the very obvious, weird, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women, and LGBT + people in general.
“These people clearly need therapy, they won’t, and instead use politics as an outlet. It’s really strange. ‘
AOC’s bizarre tweets sparked another flurry of derisive responses.
“I’m related to AOC,” wrote CNN’s Mary Katharine Ham. “Literally every criticism of me comes down to people being disappointed that they can’t have sex with me. It is a burden, but we have to carry it. ‘
She followed the tweet with a Mean Girls meme.
“The whole thing just seems bizarre anti-feminist,” added Meghan McCain in a tweet that has since been deleted. “So whenever women’s political choices are criticized, can we just say that people want them to sleep? Can’t we just contradict your tax / climate / mask policies without getting caught up in this weird sex story? ‘
“AOC has a grossly exaggerated assessment of its own importance,” noted Nick Adams.
Even some liberals added to the criticism, “Instead of the ‘Republicans have a crush on me’ approach, AOC could have used this moment to teach people about sexism,” @BidenHarrisBro wrote.
Ian Haworth, editor of Daily Wire, tweeted, “I definitely don’t want to date you.”
Ocasio-Cortez replied, “I am delighted that you have felt the need to share this with the world. Don’t worry, this is a perfectly normal thought to have and share as a right-wing website editor, and it doesn’t prove my point at all.
“I hear if you say it often enough you will actually believe it.”
It ended with an attack on the conservative side of Haworth.
“The fact that these people are so creepy / weird but also responsible for creating the NEWS HEADLINES that we all see in the media should be really worrying.
“I don’t even want to know what thoughts these people have all day when they talk about women in politics.”
The Liberal Progressive had responded to the backlash from Republicans, who welcomed them for a “taste of freedom” in Florida, when they pointed out that their mask was nowhere to be seen.
AOC even included a response in their tweet.
Former Trump adviser Steve Cortes tweeted: “1. If leftists like AOC actually thought mandates and masking worked, they wouldn’t be romping about in the free FL.
‘2. Your guy shows his disgusting, pale male feet in public (not at a pool / beach) with hideous sandals.
“O for 2 …”
Ocasio-Cortez shared the tweet and responded with disdain, calling Cortes a “creepy weirdo” for her remarks about her boyfriend’s Birkenstock sandals.
Brian Mast, a Republican Congressman for Florida, wrote on Twitter: “Welcome to Florida AOC. Leave your politics in New York and enjoy a breath of freedom in our great state! ‘
Shawn Farash, who heads conservative Long Island Loud Majority group, said her visit was in support of DeSantis.
“Hey @AOC, tell me you’re endorsing @RonDeSantisFL without telling me you’re endorsing @RonDeSantisFL,” he wrote.
The Republicans’ anger was in part in retaliation for their own criticism of Ted Cruz, the Republican senator for Texas.
In February, Ocasio-Cortez called on Cruz to resign after traveling to Cancun with his family while Texas was hit by a deadly winter storm.
“If Senator Cruz had resigned in January after helping spark a violent riot that killed several people, he would have had his vacation quiet,” she tweeted at the time.
“Texans should continue to demand his resignation.”
In September 2021, in response to a thread on the New York storms, she tweeted, “I know the Republican idea of ’disaster relief’ is flying into Cancun while the power is still off, but contrary to that approach, I really am no matter. ‘
Ocasio-Cortez’s trip came when COVID cases exploded again in New York.
Residents have had to queue for hours for tests, and many plan to spend New Year’s Eve at home while restaurants close and fears of the Omicron surge persist.