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Pollster Claims Ocasio-Cortez Critics Are Sexist, Racist

December 12, 2018

FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver tweeted Tuesday night that Republican criticism of incoming Dem Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stems mostly from her “race and gender.”

Responding to another tweet about how Republicans were more fixated on the 28-year-old congresswoman-elect than the White House showdown between President Trump and top congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Silver wrote:

“There are lots of reasons Ocasio-Cortez drives certain Republicans crazy, foremost among them her race and gender. But it’s also that she’s quintessentially a New Yorker and DC political culture is formal and prudish when NYC mostly isn’t those things.”

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