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OffbeatOcasio-Cortez fires back at Conway: She has 'engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day'

22:55  12 december  2018
22:55  12 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez on Wednesday fired back at White House counselor Kellyanne Conway , who recently called the New York Democrat “a 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day .

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D-NY) fired back Wednesday after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted her as a “29-year-old congresswoman who don’t seem to know much “Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day ,” Ocasio - Cortez wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Conway: She has 'engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day'© The Hill Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Conway: She has 'engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day' Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday fired back at White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who recently called the New York Democrat "a 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn't seem to know much about anything."

"Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day. Leveraging those who belittle my capacity is exactly how I defeated a multi-generation, multi-million $ political machine. GOP is even weaker bc their bias has no self-control," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

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Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez on Wednesday fired back at White House counselor Kellyanne Conway , who had made a dismissive remark about her the day prior. "Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day ," Ocasio - Cortez said in a tweet.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez speaks to her supporters during her election night party in the Queens Borough of New York on November 6, 2018. Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day . Leveraging those who belittle my capacity is exactly how I defeated a

Ocasio-Cortez was likely referencing a remark Conway made on NBC's "Meet the Press" shortly after President Trump took office. At the time, Conway said now-former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was presenting "alternative facts" after he mischaracterized the size of the inauguration crowd.

Conway's recent criticism of Ocasio-Cortez came during an interview on Fox News about possible successors to White House chief of staff John Kelly, who is stepping down before the end of the month. Conway criticized Ocasio-Cortez for referring to Kelly as a liar.

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Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day . Leveraging those who belittle my capacity is exactly how I defeated a multi-generation, multi-million $ political machine. GOP is even weaker bc their bias has no self-control.https

"Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day ," Ocasio - Cortez tweeted on Wednesday. Ocasio - Cortez has faced extensive criticism from a range of conservatives, including after making factual errors. Earlier this month, she made a false claim about trillion in

"[Kelly] is in his fifth decade of public service, and this country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that has been spewed about him recently from the left, and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn't seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, or the Middle East, or military funding," Conway said on Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday that Kelly was "straight up exposed for lying" about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who the congresswoman-elect said was owed an apology.

Kelly referred to Wilson last year as an "empty barrel" and claimed she had boasted about securing funding for a new FBI field office in her Miami-area district. No video evidence could be found of Wilson making the claim.

Ocasio-Cortez burst onto the political scene after defeating House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a primary race. She has been an outspoken progressive on a number of issues and spent her first day at orientation on Capitol Hill visiting protestors sitting in at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) office.

Ocasio-Cortez has not been one to shy away from a fight, and has repeatedly called out those on Twitter who she views as representing the establishment that she says she was elected to shake up.

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