Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) complained about being heckled while walking the steps of the Capitol Building less than a week after she mocked Justice Brett Kavanaugh for being forced to leave a restaurant because of Protestors.
Following the tweet in which AOC portrayed herself as the victim of the heckler’s harassment, conservative Twitter users were quick to point out the irony and blatant double standards.
After deleting her first post on the heckler, Ocasio-Cortez published another tweet on Wednesday (July 13) evening, “I posted about a deeply disgusting incident that happened today on the Capitol steps, but took it down bc it’s clearly someone seeking extremist fame. It’s just a bummer to work in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more. Just really sad.”
The tweet was accompanied by a video of Alex Stein, a political satirist, mocking the New York Democrat as she passed him on the steps of the Capitol Building.
A week before, Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about harassment weren’t as sympathetic. She tweeted, “The least [protestors] could do is let him eat cake,” when responding to a tweet about how Justice Brett Kavanaugh was targeted by protestors at Morton’s steakhouse in Washington D.C., forcing him to escape through the restaurant’s back exit.
Ocasio-Cortez’s flippant remarks were made mere weeks after a murder attempt on the Justice’s life by an armed man who planned to attack him at his Virginia home.
Recalling those remarks, Real Clear Investigations senior writer Mark Hemingway tweeted, “Four days ago she was defending protesters chasing Supreme Court justices out of a private establishment. Today she’s suggesting that they go after a guy who said crude things about her on the steps of a public building. She should probably pick a consistent position here.”
Contributor to the Daily Wire, Mark Walsh, also tweeted, “You’ve defended leftist militants who harass Supreme Court justices at their homes so you get absolutely no sympathy here at all.”