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Paul Ryan offered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advice about how to act in Congress, but she didn't listen


Oh, brother

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) apparently had zero interest in hearing career advice from a man with decades of experience in public office.

What are the details?

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that he offered Ocasio-Cortez some professional advice when she arrived in Washington, D.C., after shockingly unseating long-time Democratic lawmaker, New York Rep. Joe Crowley.

The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker, according to Ryan, simply didn't care about any guidance Ryan had to offer.

"I talked to her, AOC — everybody calls her 'AOC,'" Ryan remarked during a Tuesday night dinner in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, the Janesville Gazette reported. "She's the youngest person now there, I gave her just a few little tips on just being a good member of Congress, new."

"I don't think she really listened to a thing I said, you know, 'Just take it easy, just watch things for a while, don't ruffle any — see how it works first,'" he added.

Not only did Ocasio-Cortez not heed his advice, she went ahead and did the exact opposite of what the former speaker advised, challenging even longtime members of her own party over policies.

In December, Ocasio-Cortez complained that Ryan was celebrated as a "genius" when he took office at the age of 28, but many people considered her to be a "fraud," instead.

"Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion & scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud," the freshman congresswoman wrote on social media.

What else?

Ryan, a former Wisconsin lawmaker in addition to previously holding the speakership, announced that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018.

In March, Fox News' parent company Fox Corp. announced that Ryan would serve on the company's board. According to the Indianapolis Star, Fox Corp.— part of a $71.3 billion sale of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to Walt Disney Co. — is made up of Fox News, Fox Sports, Fox Network, and Fox-owned TV stations.

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