Breitbart News reports that radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is taking heat from her own on the left for “doing performative resistance art for the cameras” by pretending to be handcuffed as she was led away by police after a pro-abortion protest outside the Supreme Court.
“A couple of the most highly respected health policy academics recently set up a meeting with AOC’s office to discuss NHS-style healthcare reform,” complained a medical student on Twitter.“They were told bluntly by AOC’s staff, ‘we’re not doing healthcare right now.’”
The health activist added: “So while she’s doing performative resistance art for the cameras she’s ‘not doing healthcare right now. We are in the middle of two pandemics & people are still dying because they lack healthcare. this is not fighting.”
AOC finally responded four days later: “I’m really sorry to hear that this happened,” she tweeted. “It’s not representative of me nor my values. If you can connect with details I’d appreciate it. I’ll follow so DMs will be open.”
But New York State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens) jumped in, tweeting, “Maybe if you spent more time in your office and with your team you’d know what goes on. Just saying it would be nice if you breathed our air. So, as an employer, what happens with the staffer who said this?”
After someone complained about Ramos publicly criticizing AOC, Ramos added on Twitter, “Our district offices are on the same floor in the same building. She’s barely ever present in the community. It’s an indisputable fact.”