In fact, the congresswoman on Friday tweeted she would “take it as a compliment” because of all the other people that Gingrich and his fellow Republicans have also previously called liars:
Ah yes, now Newt & the GOP are resorting to calling me a liar.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 5, 2019
Who else do they call liars?
- 96% of scientists who agree on climate change
- Millions of Americans they locked up in the War on Drugs
- #MeToo survivors
So I’ll take it as a compliment. Thanks. https://t.co/2AXUz5zave
Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Gingrich after he penned a scathing op-ed about her for Fox News’ website published Friday.
It was in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s report of her Monday visit with other Democratic lawmakers to a Customs and Border Protection detention facility in Texas, where she described witnessing “systemic cruelty.”
The Department of Homeland Security’s own Office of the Inspector General also this week released a report detailing “dangerous overcrowding” and warned of health risks to migrants being held at multiple facilities.
But Gingrich claimed in his article that Ocasio-Cortez’s comments had helped him “to understand how profoundly vicious, cruel and dishonest she is.” He also alleged that Ocasio-Cortez “is eager and determined to undermine and destroy America as we have known it.”
Gingrich has gone after Ocasio-Cortez before. In March, he claimed her views were based “on whatever random thought comes in that morning and her proposals are beyond silly.”
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