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.
On Saturday, Scalise criticized Ocasio-Cortez after she told "60 Minutes" she supports a progressive tax of up to 70 percent.
Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money
Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs https://t.co/NxJPSCqvrt
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 5, 2019
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.
You're the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?
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. https://t.co/R1YIng2Ok1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 6, 2019
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."
Hi @AOC. Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People's House, but it's clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers. #StayClassy pic.twitter.com/lZCO3oiLUZ
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2019
(H/T: Fox News)