Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Oversight Committee hearing on high prescription drugs prices shortly after her private meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. The high-profile freshman and the veteran Pelosi have been critical of one another recently. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Earlier, RedState reported on a bit of a back and forth between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz. This came about after AOC proclaimed that VP Mike Pence “literally” does not believe in science, apparently not understanding what the word literally means, nor what science actually entails.
Cruz jabbed at her by pointing out AOC’s own penchant for ignoring science.
As you are speaking as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome? https://t.co/t4XVVzWr3A
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 27, 2020
For some reason, AOC took this as a slight towards her former employment of being a bartender. Why she did given that Cruz never mentioned that is a bit of a mystery, but perhaps the lady doth protest too much.
She “clapped back” with this claim.
Sen. Cruz, while I understand you judge people’s intelligence by the lowest income they’ve had, I hold awards from MIT Lincoln Lab &others for accomplishments in microbiology.
Secondly, I’m surprised you’re asking about chromosomes given that you don’t even believe in evolution. https://t.co/vOIwJhpl7q
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2020
It shouldn’t go unnoticed that she doesn’t bother to answer Cruz’s question. If her credentials are really so stunning and qualified, then she should have no problem explaining what a Y chromosome is.
But what’s really hilarious here is that AOC’s claim of being an award winner in the field of microbiology is that this is what she’s actually talking about.
That microbiology award from MIT that AOC is bragging about was second place at a high school science fair 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hhivMZqee1
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) February 28, 2020
Here’s a rule I think everyone can agree on. If you are being challenged on basic science respond by refusing to answer a basic question, you aren’t allowed to cite your high school science fair award as an appeal to authority. Sound fair?
AOC, like many Democrat politicians loves science when it backs up her ideology. When it doesn’t, it’s simply ignored or redefined, whether we are talking biological differences between men and women, climate change, or abortion.
Regardless, even if AOC really had the credentials to make the claims she does, they’d still be objectively dumb. As her degree in economics shows, going to college does not make one correct, nor knowledgable about a given subject.
#1. AOC falsely quotes Cruz as calling her "just a bartender"
#2. She could not answer his question
#3. "fmr multi-year intern for Sen. Kennedy" means they didn't view her as worth hiring
#4. The accomplishments she lists contradict her message that the U.S. is oppressive pic.twitter.com/Lrx2Fj0ANM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 28, 2020
Cruz responded to her slap in perfect fashion.
Btw, congrats on the science fair. https://t.co/F1hDE4fKkG
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 28, 2020
Now that’s good stuff.