Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Not Afraid to Stand Up for Herself


When sat down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shortly after she won her congressional primary, she was clear about one thing: She will not be bullied. At the time, conservative TV host John Cardillo was trying to question her Bronx credentials, and the now congresswoman-elect was quick to respond:

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“I grew up being bullied,” she explained. “I also grew up as a brown girl in a non-brown environment. So I’m used to people trying to define me for me. And I’m over it.”

Since then, Ocasio-Cortez has only grown more brazen on Twitter, confronting those who come for her and her community, whether it’s over the clothes she wears or how honest she is about her finances. Below, some of her most delicious comebacks.

The time she stood up for New York’s 14th congressional district.

The time she called out Republicans for always searching for her slip-ups.

The time she pointed out the blatant misogyny of a now-viral tweet criticizing her clothing.

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The time she refused to let someone doubt her experience as a young woman of color in Washington D.C.

The time she stood up for her platform.

The time she called out hypocrisy.

And the time she told off Fox News for questioning her finances and mispronouncing her name.


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