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AOC sips wine in DC apartment and blasts critics: 'Guess what? I'm 29! ... I have plenty of time to learn!'

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'I'm the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States Congress!'

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Democratic socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram Live on Wednesday night to assemble IKEA furniture in her Washington, D.C., apartment, drink a little wine — and blast her critics while defending her highly publicized miscues.

The freshman congresswoman — in office for just three months — at one point squatted near her camera, finished a sip from her glass, and gave her viewers the lowdown.

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"I'm in this to do the most good each day. That's what I'm here to do," she said before shrugging her shoulders. "So, that's what it is."

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After rising to attend to some boards leaning against a wall, Ocasio-Cortez suddenly turned around, leaned down toward the camera, and — akin to a playground taunt — launched into a rant about her age and, like, other stuff.

"And guess what? I'm 29! I'm the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States Congress! I have plenty of time to learn! And I'm not afraid to make mistakes and iterate in public, either!" she said.

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Oh, but there was more. Much more.

"And frankly," she continued, "if the mistakes that I'm making are just a one-off, like, rhetorical thing, you correct it, acknowledge it, and move on."

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Will we have an 'I know you are, but what am I' moment? Oh, yes — yes, we will.

"At least I'm not trying to cage children in the border and inject them with drugs," Ocasio-Cortez added to her already bizarre rant. "That's not a mistake! That is a deliberate policy to attack people based on their national origin. That's not a mistake. That's just hatred. That's just cruelty. That's just wrong!"

Huh?

The chief of U.S. Border Patrol during Barack Obama's presidency recently told Glenn Beck the problems with illegal immigrant families and unaccompanied minors started in 2014 and that the politcal left has been demonstrating "intent behind the distortion of the facts."

As to Ocasio-Cortez's "inject them with drugs" claim, it presumably was in reference to a lawsuit last year saying detained children separated from parents after crossing into the U.S. were forcibly given psychotropic drugs to manage their trauma.

Anything else?

  • Ocasio-Cortez might have been smarting from her latest gaffe at a town hall last week when she said "they had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure [former President Franklin Delano] Roosevelt did not get re-elected." Except that Roosevelt died in office during his fourth term in 1945, and Congress amended the Constitution two years later limiting presidents to two terms.
  • What's more, she fell flat on her face in a viral clip last month grilling Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, claiming his bank was "involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children."
  • In addition, Ocasio-Cortez and her allies are joining veteran Democratic lawmakers to try to "shame" America's financial institutions "into taking a stand on some of the country's most divisive issues: climate change, gun violence and immigration," Politico reported.
  • She also lashed out at Fox News in March after polling showed that her "unfavorable" ratings have skyrocketed among most voter demographic groups — and mocked prayer after the New Zealand massacre.

(H/T: The American Mirror)

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