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Ocasio-Cortez Rips 'Condescension' in NY Times Report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:15 PM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday slammed The New York Times for its "dripping condescension" for a report suggesting she "learned to play by Washington's rules" in her first year on Capitol Hill.

"There will always be powerful interest in promoting the idea that the left is losing power one way or another," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. "The big way they try to dismantle the left isn't to attack it, but to gaslight and deflate it.

"Dripping condescension that I'm being 'educated' should be a big red flag."

Ocasio-Cortez, who at age 29 is the youngest member elected to Congress, tweeted after actress and former New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon defended her in bashing the report as a "desperate desire for a taming of the shrew moment."

The article focused on Ocasio-Cortez's "careful political calculus" and quoted her as saying: "I have more of a context of what it takes to do this job and survive on a day-to-day basis in a culture that is inherently hostile to people like me."

The Times also quoted the freshman lawmaker as saying she has experienced a "loss of innocence and naïveté" in realizing the difficulty of separating her work in Congress from re-election politics.

This includes her endorsement Tuesday of Marie Newman, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., who leans conservative.

Ocasio-Cortez was among several other Democrats who backed Newman.

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A report suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., "learned to play by Washington's rules" in her first year on Capitol is "dripping condescension," she tweeted Wednesday.
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