Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Joe Lieberman’s diss in the best way possible: “Who dis?”
It all started when Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, thought he was important enough to criticize Ocasio-Cortez and that people would care. Um, no. He said he hoped she would not be the face of the Democratic Party. As if he could ever claim that mantle.
New party, who dis? https://t.co/2cznisv8tB
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019
Lieberman went after Ocasio-Cortez during an interview on Fox Business News (surprise, surprise).
“With all respect, I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is,” Lieberman said told host Neil Cavuto.
“She’s gotten a lot of attention because she’s different. She’s controversial,” he continued. “But if you look at the majority of new Democrats in the House, they tend to be, I say, center-left, if they are not left-left.”
“And that is because they had to be center-left to win some of those competitive swing districts that they took from Republicans.”
Twitter responded to Joe Lieberman as you would expect:
Hilarious for Joe Lieberman to attack Ocasio. I mean, unlike Lieberman, Ocasio could win her primary.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 11, 2019
When in the 21st century has anyone cared what Joe Lieberman thought?
— Regi Brittain (@RegiBrittain) January 11, 2019
Joe Lieberman is trending and half the tweets are by people who didn't know he's still alive. That's because unlike the people hurt by his killing of the public option and Medicare buy-in, he has good health insurance.
— Evan Hershman (@EvanHershman) January 11, 2019
Joe Lieberman isn't even a Democrat anymore, so why doesn't he join in a shuttered diner for a cup of steaming hot STFU all the other non-Democrats who have Big Thoughts about the future of a party to which they don't belong.
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 11, 2019