Ocasio-Cortez Slammed after Suggesting Republicans Are “Lazy”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW (CC BY-SA 2.0) by nrkbeta

Late this week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slammed online after implying that she was a hard worker while Republicans just “sit around on leather chairs all day.”

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, “the thing that these conservative Senators don’t seem to understand is that I’ve actually had a physically difficult working-class job without good healthcare most of my adult life,” 


She then continued by saying that she bring this work ethic to her community and to the Congress while they “sit around on leather chairs all day,” referring to Republicans.

She also added that Republicans like to make fun of her for the fact that she used to work as a waitress. However, she claimed, everyone knows that if ever the Republicans were asked to do a double job, she said, “they’d be the ones found crying in the walk-in fridge halfway through their first shift bc someone yelled at them for bringing seltzer when they wanted sparkling.”

Due to these remarks, Ocasio-Cortez immediately received a push back from Republicans and conservatives, noting that most people have physically demanding careers when they were younger.

Press Secretary for Ben Carson, Kasey Lovett wrote on Twitter, “This is wrong. I was a waitress for more than five years and throughout college and high school.” She then added saying, “I am a Republican and I cried in walk-in fridges just like you. The difference between us? I don’t expect the government to provide for me. I make my own $ and provide for myself.”

Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee trolled Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that Republicans were just “sitting around on leather chairs all day” by posting on Twitter photographs over her doing just that. 

Congressman-elect Burgess Owens also responded, “You used to be a waitress, I was a chimney sweep. Both stand as a testament to the great opportunity we have in America. The difference is, as conservatives, we believe ‘if I can do it you can do it’ and are fighting to make sure that never changes.”

Another Republican proved Ocasio-Cortez wrong, Daily Caller editor Virginia Kruta, who responded with a tweet saying, “I spent my first week in the Army on 4 hours of sleep a night and a sprained ankle, digging one hole to fill in the hole I had just dug the hour before. Cry me a river (‘cuz I didn’t).”

Representative Kevin Hern (R-OK) also took it on twitter and wrote that he had been flipping burgers full time while writing code and farming on his spare time. Hern also added that several of his colleagues have the same story. 

Congresswoman-elect Mary Miller also responded with Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet saying “Hey, @AOC , if you don’t mind getting your $58 sweater dirty and can handle the cow farts, I’ll show you how we work on the farm.”

Allie Beth Stuckey, Conservative commentator also took it on Twitter and wrote, saying that she is “confused” as to why Ocasio-Cortez thinks there are no working-class Republicans who had a much harder life than she had. Emphasizing that there are Republicans who experienced that same. 

Meanwhile, Curtis Houck, managing Editor of NewsBusters also responded that sadly, there are a number of lefties who have the same belief as Ocasio-Cortez, despite the fact that conservatives and Republicans in their families and classes did not grew up in places of “wealth and prestige.”

Houck also added by saying, “it grinds my gears knowing people who’ve known us our whole lives believe we’re only rich, white, privileged loons.”

Afghanistan war veteran and Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw, who lost an eye in service of the U.S. 

Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) an Afghanistan war veteran who lost an eye during service also slammed Ocasio-Cortez for complaining about the “physically difficult” job she was complaining about waitressing. Crenshaw fired back by saying, “We ‘republican elites’ who fought in the mountains of Afghanistan will just go ahead and check our privilege.”