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Steve Scalise hits Ocasio-Cortez with perfect response after her supporters threaten him

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Her followers take 'radical' to a new level

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) had the perfect response for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over the weekend after her supporters threatened him following a social media disagreement between the two opposing politicians.

What happened?

On Saturday, Scalise criticized Ocasio-Cortez after she told "60 Minutes" she supports a progressive tax of up to 70 percent.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez accused the senior statesman of being unaware of how marginal tax systems work. She then launched into a broadside against the Republican Party.

"Oh that's right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they're ripping off for profit," Ocasio-Cortez said.

If Ocasio-Cortez's response wasn't enough, some of her supporters took the belligerence to the next level by threatening Scalise, who was nearly murdered last year by a Democratic terrorist.

Some of Ocasio-Cortez's supporters said:

  • "snipe his a**"
  • "Kick his cane"
  • "She's got better aim than [the Democratic terrorist who shot Scalise, nearly killing him], that's for sure."

How did Scalise respond?

He took screenshots of the vile threats and, replying to Ocasio-Cortez, said he would like to continue their tax debate on the floor of the "People's House," rather than engaging with her "radical followers."

(H/T: Fox News)

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