Did she bring it upon herself?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get the response she was hoping for when she mocked Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Twitter, receiving pushback rather than praise.
Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet referenced a Wednesday night incident that forced Kavanaugh to exit Morton’s Steakhouse in Washington, D.C., through the back after abortion rights protectors were tipped off about the Justice’s location.
Taking to Twitter Ocasio-Cortez said protestors could have at least “let him eat cake,” a reference to the infamous words spoken by Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, during the French Revolution.
“Poor guy,” Ocasio-Cortez started her tweet, “He left before his soufflé because he decided half the country should risk death if they have an ectopic pregnancy within the wrong state lines. It’s all very unfair to him.”
She ended her tweet by stating, “The least they could do is let him eat cake.”
Her tweet gained a swift response, with most criticizing her remarks.
Conservative activist and President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton tweeted, “[email protected], a Marxist politician, supports illegal intimidation of Supreme Court justices because she is angry that states are once again able to protect the right to life of unborn human beings.”
Fox News contributor and The Hill columnist Joe Concha called out the Congresswoman’s comments for seemingly advocating for harassment of Supreme Court Justices.
Concha tweeted, “A sitting lawmaker advocates harassment of a sitting Supreme Court Justice just weeks after a man was charged with attempted murder of said Justice.”