As of this writing, no response from Ocasio-Cortez:
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2019
Will she respond to questioning about this story, or will she, you know, “gotta run” ?
Note from Tammy:
This matters not for partisan reasons, but we’ve seen this issue on both sides of the aisle– people presenting themselves as one thing and they end up being another. Many believe it’s a generational issue and strikes people after they’ve been in Washington for a period of time. Being changed by the Washington environment is what we normally see as the issue, which increases calls for term limits, etc.
But are we seeing the same problem of self-obsessed concern with the new batch of politicians? People who ran specifically as outsiders, ready to be different, to be better, ending the fraud many people see coming from politicians? So far, after just couple days of the ‘new and improved’ younger outsiders, the news is not good. Lots of theatre, contrived distractions, voting for Pelosi when they said they wouldn’t, going in as disruptors and within hours being behaving in line with the establishment.
The next two years will be very interesting, especially for idealistic Democrats.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., abruptly halted a Twitter debate with newcomer Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York early Sunday after at least three commenters made references to the June 2017 shooting in which Scalise and three other people were shot by a left-wing activist.
“snipe his a–,” one Twitter user wrote, in support of Ocasio-Cortez.
“she’s got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure,” another wrote, comparing Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter responses to the marksmanship of the suspect in the Virginia shooting, a Bernie Sanders supporter who later died in a shootout with police.
“Kick his cane,” a third wrote.
Prior to the comments, Scalise and Ocasio-Cortez had been debating the Democrat’s proposal for enacting a tax rate of up to 70 percent on income. Scalise had called for letting Americans “keep more of their own hard-earned money.”
He claimed that Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez instead wanted to tax Americans’ income at higher rates in order to “give it to leftist fantasy programs.”
But after the Twitter followers’ comments appeared, Scalise opted to end the online discussion….