Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) triggered a social media storm on New Year's Eve after she claimed that her Republican critics are "mad they can’t date me" and accused them of "projecting their sexual frustrations" onto her boyfriend.
What is the background?
Ocasio-Cortez faced backlash late last week after she was caught vacationing in Florida while her constituents in New York City battled skyrocketing COVID-19 cases.
National Review reported:
Ocasio-Cortez was spotted dining in Miami Beach, Fla., on Thursday, according to a tip received by National Review, on the same day that her native New York City reported a record number of Covid-19 cases.
Photos obtained by National Review show Ocasio-Cortez seated outside Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach Thursday afternoon, raising a cocktail in one and checking her phone in another.
How did AOC respond?
The New York Democrat responded by claiming her GOP critics are "creepy weirdos" who need therapy to address their "deranged sexual frustrations."
"If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Ya creepy weirdos."
"It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women, & LGBT+ people in general," she added. "These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird."
What was the response?
Ocasio-Cortez was hit with a reality check.
No, critics were not condemning her trip to Florida because they want to date her. Instead, Ocasio-Cortez's trip to Florida seemingly exposed her hypocrisy, critics alleged. Critics also noted that her response to the backlash was "insanely narcissistic."
- "Do you know how insanely arrogant AOC must be to assume that all men find her attractive?" Daily Wire editor Ian Haworth said.
- "Bold move... when people disagree with my policy positions or call me a hypocrite, I tell them they just want to f*** me as well," comedian Tim Young responded.
- "People are fixated with you for being an entitled, hypocritical, socialist, lockdown happy, vaccine mandate-ho while vacationing in the free state of Florida. You just suck as a person and as a public servant. That’s really the extent of it," political commentator Dave Rubin said.
- "There's being defensive and then there's this," Noam Blum observed.
- "Ewww! You're literally being called out for your blatant hypocrisy and you're making it about dating you or having sex with you? Only screwing involved here is what you're doing to your constituents. They live by mandates in NYC as you are free and liberated in Florida. Sick!" radio host Joe Pagliarulo said.
- "'You just want to have sex me' is potentially the filthiest, most immature response I’ve ever heard uttered from an elected official that is facing critique. She’s quite literally creating a Republican sexual fantasy about herself," Candace Owens responded.
- "So, if I've got this right, I'm 'sexually frustrated' & 'want to date' AOC because she ditched Covid-hell New York for mask & mandate-free DeSantistan. And this is making me hate her boyfriend's feet. Honey, you are the master of projection," another person said.
- "Can you just let us live? You obviously don’t believe the policies in FL are dangerous or you wouldn’t be there, so fight for the same ones for your people. That’s it. That’s the point!" one person pointed out.
- "The whole 'Republicans are just obsessed with AOC because they’re horny' thing is lame to begin with. But for AOC *herself* to embrace it just comes off as insanely narcissistic," another person said.
- "Yeah. That must be it. This level of narcissism is truly alarming," radio host Jason Rantz said.
- "I think most people are bothered about the hypocrisy to be fair," another person noted.