Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Elise Stefanik on Saturday, accusing the Republican congresswoman from New York of “supporting neo-Nazism.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, railed against her conservative colleague on Twitter. Your post contained a screenshot of a New York Times Article stating Stefanik was uprooted by Ocasio-Cortez as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
The article also said Stefanik was “upset” that Ocasio-Cortez “didn’t show her the respect she felt she deserved.”
“What about people who arbitrarily blame the mere existence of others for their own descent into neo-Nazism? Like a girl you did it all by yourself,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday, referring to Stefanik. “Unless her suggestion here is that she started supporting the great replacement theory because she couldn’t treat me like the help.”
The so-called Great Replacement Theory is advanced by certain white supremacists who say there is a conspiracy to replace whites with immigrants and other minorities. The ultimate goal, they claim, is to overthrow the country’s political power and undermine Western culture as a whole.
Critics have accused Stefanik of repeating some of the theory’s tenets even after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, in May. The grand replacement theory was reportedly spearheaded by the suspect behind the shooting that claimed the lives of 10 victims, all black.
However, such critics did not stop Stefanik from being re-elected as chairman of the House of Representatives Republican Conference last month.
A hardline conservative, Stefanik was among those in the GOP who questioned the results of President Joe Biden’s electoral college victory. She also questioned the official narrative surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot and is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump.
Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the only member of Congress who has condemned Stefanik in recent days.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, also attacked the GOP lawmaker in a tweet on Friday. He asked if Stefanik had addressed the controversy surrounding embattled New York Rep. George Santos, who is facing backlash for fabricating numerous details about his professional and personal life.
Santos’ Twitter page still displays a banner announcing that he received confirmation from Stefanik.
Ocasio-Cortez has called out neo-Nazism before.
Shortly after the attack on the Capitol nearly two years ago, she slammed Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz for his “apology and denial” of the insurgency’s “neo-Nazi presence.” Cruz, who has faced backlash for spreading falsehoods surrounding the 2020 presidential election, had criticized Biden for drawing comparisons to the Nazi Party after the riot.
news week reached out to Ocasio-Cortez and Stefanik for comment.
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