Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) gushed with praise for her generation on social media but former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker differed in a scathing set of tweets aimed at the progressive firebrand.
Ocasio-Cortez was ridiculed by many of her critics for gushing about how wonderful the millennial generation was, especially over her ahistorical claim that they are the first to go to the streets to protest for political purposes.
"I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors," Ocasio-Cortez said in a video broadcast on Instagram.
"I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave, because they're actually willing to go to the streets. How about that?" she claimed.
"Like, previous generations have just assumed that government's got it," she explained.
Walker did not agree.
"How many members of the true Greatest Generation fought and died so @AOC and her generation could have the peace & prosperity they enjoy today?" he asked rhetorically in a tweet Thursday.
How many members of the true Greatest Generation fought and died so @AOC and her generation could have the peace &… https://t.co/DNd1GvsPmf— Scott Walker (@Scott Walker)1567083182.0
Walker returned to the topic later with more commentary against the claims from Ocasio-Cortez.
"No generation in human history has ever experienced a world with more prosperity, more freedom, more leisure time, more access to information, higher literacy rates, better life expectancy, lower child mortality, less poverty, less disease, less hunger, and less violent crime that the current generation," he charged.
"@AOC, you thank the Greatest Generation who won World War II for the peace and prosperity you enjoy today," he concluded.
Many others on the right criticized Ocasio-Cortez for what appeared to be a shallow assessment of the greatness of previous generations in comparison to hers.
Here's more about the most AOC generation:
AOC says 'badass' Millennials are the true greatest generation www.youtube.com