NY Dem Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has problems with people from the American south, said Fox News host Dagen McDowell, which seems to be true after she incorrectly stated that she represented more Americans than Democrat Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia.
During a recent episode of “The Five,” McDowell went for Ocasio-Cortez for underestimating Senator Manchin, who said he would vote no on President Biden’s controversial and inflation-causing Build Back Better agenda.
“Ocasio-Cortez could not win one county in West Virginia, and they made the bad mistake of underestimating a person because of where they are from. And people from the South have sometimes used to their advantage. They like it when people assume they are stupid because they talk funny. Please believe that you can get one over on me without trying because I am from West Virginia’, and then you sit back and you see … their pomposity turns to horror when they understand they have lost,” she explained.
Prior to this comment from McDowell, Ocasio-Cortez said during an interview with MSNBC that she represents more Americans than Manchin. This assertion was incorrect, but maybe she believed it because, as McDowell stated, she underestimates Senator Manchin and his supporters simply because of where they come from.
“The U.S. House, and that is even with the current gerrymandering, is the only true majority that delivers the real will of American voters,” the NY Democrat had said.
“That is why they say this the people’s house,” she said. “It is very difficult to keep together a majority in the house, and especially with the very small margin that we have about this agenda. So the belief that Senator Manchin says he can’t explain this to people back home is a farce. I mean, it is a farce in terms of simple democracy, because I represent more Americans, or just as many than Senator Joe Manchin does. Maybe more.”
The hosts of the show could not be bothered to explain to AOC that really, she represents an estimated 700,000 people, while West Virginia has a total of 1.8 million people.
Twitter users though had no issues putting her in her place:
It doesn't matter. WV is a state. I guess we add the Constitution to the list of things AOC doesn't understand.
— Ben Ellis (@another_ellis) December 20, 2021
Plus or minus one million.
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 20, 2021
— Steve Thomas (@sctvi) December 20, 2021
I don't want New Yorkers to rule WV, or WV to dictate NYC policy.
Federalism is due for a comeback.
— Public Supporter of David Brooks (@GandeeJeffrey) December 20, 2021
Close…lol. math isnt her strength… https://t.co/gsdYaHUyS9
— Zona weaber (@WeaberZona) December 21, 2021
Socialist Economics never includes math. https://t.co/kttqImyq94
— Tim Flynn (@TimFlyn09757780) December 20, 2021
— logan (@loganm111) December 20, 2021
Author: Blake Ambrose