Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) embarrassed herself on Monday after she tried to attack Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) “critical thinking” abilities over comments Scott made but was unable to understand that Scott was being sarcastic.
Scott weighed in on Democrat presidential candidate Cory Booker saying that he wanted to create a federal gun licensing system.
“BREAKING: the latest terrible idea to come out of the Democrats’ 2020 primary is a federal gun registry,” Scott tweeted. “If you want to buy a gun, @CoryBooker wants you to register with the federal government. This would be scary if Booker had any chance of becoming President.”
“What’s next? Will we have to register sharp knives? Maybe @AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal,” Scott continued. “The Democrats are officially the @BernieSanders Party. They want America to be less prosperous and less free.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded by tweeting: “That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution. If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called ‘unlikeable,’ ‘crazy,’ or ‘uninformed.’ But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal.”
Scott responded: “That a sitting Congresswoman doesn’t understand sarcasm would be embarrassing to the institution if you hadn’t embarrassed yours to the point of irrelevance already. America rejects socialism and will continue to.”
Scott’s statement that America rejects socialism is accurate according to a new Monmouth University Poll poll released Monday.
“A majority of Americans say socialism is incompatible with American values, and only 10% of voters in a new poll have a positive view of socialism,” The Hill reported, adding that the poll found that “57% of voters believe that socialism is incompatible with American values.”