Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was Told To Write 'Intelligibly' After She Quoted Cardi B On Twitter
She can quote Belcalis if she wants to.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued making moves on social media Tuesday, and conservatives continued to criticize her posts.
Fresh off her Congressional orientation, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to express how much her life has changed. The newly elected representative of New York's 14th District did so by tweeting lyrics from Cardi B's "Best Life," featuring Chance the Rapper, according to Yahoo.
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I never had a problem showin' y'all the real me/— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 20, 2018
Hair when it's messed up, crib when it's filthy/
Way-before-the-deal me, work-to-pay-the-bills me/
'Fore I fixed my teeth, man, those comments used to kill me/
But never did I change, never been ashamed/
Never did I switch, story stayed the same/— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 20, 2018
I did this on my own, I made this a lane
As the 29-year-old won her election with a grassroots campaign, it isn't surprising she would post super relatable tweets, but her critics weren't feeling it.
"You have a civic duty to write intelligibly," wrote one tweeter, before suggesting she hire an "assistent" [sic] to proofread her tweets.
You have a civic duty to write intelligibly. You are a Congress person serving the United States of America. You are not just speaking for yourself, you are speaking for Americans. Have an assistent re-read, if necessary.— Mhc (@mhcandrmt) November 20, 2018
This is so appalling I have no words. Quoting a rapper doesn’t do anything to make me change my mind about you.— Janet Iadanza (@mshalo18) November 20, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez's supporters loved the realness, though.
You be you, that’s what your constituents voted for, that’s what the Dems need, honesty and thoughtfulness.— Don (@rage1resist) November 20, 2018
That’s why you were elected. You’re real!— cameron kord (@CameronKord) November 20, 2018
In addition to rolling out Cardi, the young congresswoman used social media to publicly support Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in her bid to become speaker of the House.
All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 21, 2018
Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support. https://t.co/yNVa8IorWY
Ocasio-Cortez explained her position on the matter by writing, "So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for speaker, she can count on my support."
I agree that our party should, and must, evolve our leadership.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 21, 2018
But changed leadership should reflect an actual, evolved mission; namely, an increased commitment to the middle + working class electorate that put us here.
Otherwise it’s a just new figure with the same problems.
I hope that we can move swiftly to conclude this discussion about party positions, so that we can spend more time discussing party priorities: voting rights, healthcare, wages, climate change, housing, cannabis legalization, good jobs, etc.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 21, 2018
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