Congressman calls progressive Latina candidate 'This girl…or whatever she is'

Dem Congressman Accuses Media of Making Ocasio Cortez Into 'Some Kind of Deity'

Dem Congressman Accuses Media of Making Ocasio Cortez Into 'Some Kind of Deity'

He said that Ocasio-Cortez is trying to generate a controversy "to obscure scrutiny on her views, which are socialist and they're wrapped in ignorance".

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on Wednesday continued a feud with NY congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, defending his recent characterization of her as "this girl" and accusing the 28-year-old Latina of "trying to play identity politics". The heavily edited clips were taken from a real interview on PBS's Firing Line show with Margaret Hoover, which Ocasio-Cortez had given a week earlier. After the anchor of the show asked about her use of the word "occupation", Ocasio-Cortez corrected her comments and said she "not the expert on geopolitics on this issue".

Stuckey, who cut her teeth at Glenn Beck's network, The Blaze, responded to complaints that the hoax was misleading by claiming that it was always meant to be satirical.

"You're just repeating these canned, left-wing talking points and you're somehow the savior of the Democratic party?" he added.

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a member of the progressive caucus, said she talked with Ocasio-Cortez for about 15 minutes in her office.

Ocasio-Cortez and Nixon sat down with Mic's editor-at-large Jake Horowitz in front of a live audience at Mic's NY offices to discuss their policy proposals, vision for the future of the Democratic Party and challenges they've faced as first-time women candidates.

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Thomas was pictured pouring water on his face as the race was stopped for riders to receive treatment at the doctor's vehicle . Stephane Mahe/Reuters Police officers carry a protester off the road on Tuesday as cyclists with the Tour de France pass.

Vasquez did not say why DeSantis called Ocasio-Cortez "this girl".

Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter, saying: "I am a Puerto Rican woman". "I don't care whether she's Puerto Rican, whether she's Anglo-Saxon".

Ocasio-Cortez said it was "strange" DeSantis did not recognized that since roughly 75,000 Puerto Ricans relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria a year ago.

"I'm sure these new FL voters appreciate your comments!" she wrote. "My problem is not with your identity but with your unhinged socialist views", he tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez, 28, is a self-proclaimed socialist who if elected in the fall would become the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress.

"I didn't support Bernie Sanders for president".

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