AOC faces blowback after calling Republicans 'fascists'

 April 8, 2023

According to Fox News, far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is now facing criticism after she accused Republicans of "fascism." 

The background here is what recently happened in Tennessee.

On Thursday, the Tennessee House, which is controlled by Republicans, voted to expel two Democrats members - Justin Jones and Justin Pearson - who participated in a gun reform protest that disrupted House proceedings thereby violating the chamber's decorum rules.

A third lawmaker - state Rep. Gloria Johnson - was also involved, but her actions were not deemed sufficient to meet the criteria for expulsion.


Ocasio-Cortez responded to the situation by essentially calling Tennessee Republicans "fascists."

She made the claim in a Twitter post, which reads:

Republicans may think they won today in Tennessee, but their fascism is only further radicalizing and awakening an earthquake of young people, both in the South and across the nation. If you thought youth organizing was strong, just wait for what’s coming. Gen Z don’t play.

Ocasio-Cortez also retweeted a video of a student-led protest that occurred after the two lawmakers were ousted.

The video shows students outside the Tennesse House, yelling, "**** you fascists."

Ocasio-Cortez, however, is now facing some criticism of her own.

"Do you have any idea what 'fascism' means?"

According to Fox, many Twitter users responded to Ocasio-Cortez's tweet with messages criticizing the New York lawmaker.

Many suggested that Ocasio-Cortez simply does not know what "fascism" actually means, considering that it is an ideology that has more in common with Ocasio-Cortez's political views than it does with Republican views. For example, Justin Haskins, of The Heartland Institute's Socialism Research Center, wrote:

Do you have any idea what 'fascism' means? You do know that it's a LEFTIST ideology, right? You do know that it depends on big, centralized government, right? You do know that the 'far right' actually wants very little government, right? You're so dishonest. It's disgusting.

Others accused Ocasio-Cortez of hypocrisy. Andrew Follett of the Club for Growth, for example, wrote, "Because demanding the expulsion of a political opponent from a legislative body is only an 'assault on democracy' when the wrong side does it. It's (D)ifferent when they do it."

And, still, others did what Ocasio-Cortez normally does, that is, accuse her political opponents of inciting violence. Conservative radio host Kim Klacik, for example, asked, "Are you advocating for violence, Alexandria?"

The old saying - "do not throw stones from a house made of glass" - seems particularly applicable to Ocasio-Cortez in this situation.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
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