New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took on Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebart on Twitter on Saturday, using the MP’s comments to condemn “good old conservative values.”
Speaking from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Boebert, a figure who divides the GOP spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about his role in Congress.
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“We are here to tell the government that we don’t want your benefits. We don’t want your well-being. Don’t come knocking on my door… you are leaving us alone,” she said to the cheers. .
But the Republican’s comments struck a chord with another polarizing figure across the aisle.
“Tell them out loud, proud girl! The GOP is going to remove your unemployment protections and dismantle any semblance of a public safety net we have left,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet on Saturday night. “Then make the workers pay a lot more for everything with low wages while Wall St gets a meal ticket!”
“The good old conservative values baby,” she added.
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Boebert and Ocasio-Cortez are no strangers to harsh rhetoric.
Before even taking office, first-year congresswoman Boebert set her sights on the New York Democrat.
Since the election campaign, the Republican of Colorado has made her candidacy the fact that she “clashed” with the values of Ocasio-Cortez.
“I am ready to be the one who defends conservative values and attacks the WCA,” she said.
Just as Ocasio-Cortez criticized Boebert’s policies, the Colorado native has also repeatedly called the New Yorker a “communist.”
The tension between the two only intensified after the attack on the Capitol in January, when Boebert was criticized for tweeting the location of lawmakers as they gathered in the chambers of the House.
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Ocasio-Cortez later told his followers on his Instagram: “I thought I was going to die.”
The two legislators have repeatedly sued each other in and out of the House.
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