U.S. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had given the Democratic Party a lesson on how to fact-check Republicans in this age of President Trump. With one tweet she fact-checked former Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee. She even through shade on his daughter, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, questioning her ability to tell any truth.
Speaking at an event Ocasio-Cortez compared her surprise victory to the 1969 moon landing and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
“We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dig deep, and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year,” she said.
Mike Huckabee responded to her statement ins a tweet saying, “Ocasio-Cortez compares her election to the moon landing. Huh? Big difference,” the one-time Arkansas governor wrote Sunday, linking to a news report about her speech.
“Moon landing was LUNAR, not LOONEY; Moon landing done by ppl who knew what they were doing … those who elected someone who thought there were 3 branches of Congress did NOT,”
In pure Bronx girl style fashion, Ocasio-Cortez clapped back at his comment in a tweet with a reference to her Green New Deal, which involves “transitioning the United States to a carbon-free, 100-percent renewable energy system, and a fully modernized electrical grid by 2035.”
A Green New Deal will take a level of ambition + innovation on the scale of the moon landing. We’ve been done it before, and can do it again,” she wrote, adding: “Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She’s much better at it.”
But then she dropped the mic on Huckabee by saying
“Also, you haven’t been a Governor of any state for 10+ years now,”
The Democrats need more elected officials like this.