As is often the cases at political events, Congressman Ron DeSantis threw some red meat at his supporters this past weekend by questioning the politics of the new superstar of the Democratic Party, New York Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
DeSantis said, “You look at this girl Ocasio-Cortez, or whatever she is. She’s in a totally different universe. It’s basically Socialism wrapped in ignorance.”
Ocasio-Cortez won a surprising upset over incumbent Democrat Congressman Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District, which includes the Bronx and Queens. She is a self-proclaimed Socialist and spent the past weekend campaigning with another Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.
Predictably, rather than defending her policies, Ocasio-Cortez played the victim card in a tweet directed to Congressman DeSantis and threatened him with retribution from Puerto Ricans living in Florida.
Rep DeSantis, it seems you‘re confused as to “whatever I am.”
I am a Puerto Rican woman. It‘s strange you don’t know what that is, given that ~75,000 Puerto Ricans have relocated to Florida in the 10 mos since María.
But I’m sure these new FL voters appreciate your comments! https://t.co/xJlroSe5Hs
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 23, 2018
DeSantis fired back in a tweet of his own saying, “My problem is not with your identity but with your unhinged socialist views.”
Wednesday, the Republican frontrunner for governor took to Fox News and called Ocasio-Cortez’ response political correctness run amok.