Jeff Flake's Elevator Protester To Be AOC's SOTU Guest


"I think that he needs to do it because he feels like-he feels himself losing on the issues", Ocasio-Cortez said.

"We're flying without a pilot".

When journalist and author Peggy Noonan scolded her for coming across as "sullen" and "teenaged", Ocasio-Cortez responded with a tweet defending her behavior.

Archila, a longtime liberal activist and co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, cornered Flake in a Capitol Hill elevator and berated him for supporting Kavanaugh's confirmation despite the numerous sexual-assault allegations leveled against the nominee by former classmates.

Ocasio-Cortez also addressed the situation on Instagram Stories, where she referred to Trump as the "guy who threw paper towels" at Hurricane Maria survivors.

Ocasio-Cortez, who represents a New York City district that is almost 50% immigrant, is outspoken on immigration issues and campaigned on eliminating the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, donned suffragist white alongside dozens of other female House members in support of gender equality and women's rights. Rep. Val Demings explained via Twitter.

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Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of OR announced last week, for example, that he will bring a mother and daughter who were separated at the US-Mexico border past year as guests.

When not photoshopping her white outfit to look like a straitjacket, conservative pundits decried her lack of joy, basically saying that she should "smile more". "As author Julissa Arce noted on social media, "@AOC is wearing a pin of Jakelin Caal, the Guatemalan child who died in custody of CBP". Fellow Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, respectively of MI and Minnesota, wore the same pin to the SOTU. "It's about all of us working together to build the country we deserve, we dream, and the country our communities need".

After Nancy Pelosi made rounds on the internet for literally clapping back at Donald Trump, another woman also took the internet by storm by doing precisely the opposite of what Nancy Pelosi did.

During much of President Trump's State of the Union address, Ocasio-Cortez remained seated with a straight face.

Some called the speech "the epitome of hypocrisy" as captions for Ocasio-Cortez' reaction.

But others pointed out that Noonan's tweet - perceived as the equivalent of telling a woman to smile - was offensive.