Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, on Thursday criticized the Wall Street Journal in response to a writer's opinion that the new congressman "would lead a generation of young people to be proud of their ignorance" .
Columnist Grace-Marie Turner wrote a column Thursday that said Ocasio-Cortez "leads a generation of young people to be proud of their ignorance – laws of nature, history, the Constitution, of the eternal battle for freedom – and always succeed. "
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"Although conservatives are dismayed by the exaggerated collectivist ideas of representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we can not ignore the oversized plot with this young woman, who has gained instant influence and celebrity. It may be because people see her as an American, "the column began.
Ocasio-Cortez replied to Twitter saying, "I suppose the WSJ's editorial page is proud of its ignorance of the history of our country's slavery, Jim Crow, and its massive incarceration; voluntary doubt about decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples and the classist and punitive agenda targeting working families ".
The paper had already targeted the New York MP, and more recently her response to President Trump's state of the union speech, in which she had not applauded most of Trump's remarks. Writer Peggy Noonan remarked on Twitter that "the AOC has had a rare bad night, not looking bright, warm and original as usual, but sullen, adolescent and helpless".
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Ocasio-Cortez replied, "Why should I be" fiery and warm "for this embarrassment of #SOTU [State of the Union]? "
"Tonight has been a troubling night for our country. The president has not proposed any plan, no vision at all for our future, "she added. "We are flying without a pilot, and I am not here to comfort him."