Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Journalist Who Mocked Her Congressional Clothes: ‘Dark Hates Light – That’s Why You Tune it Out’
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not let a reporter’s slight about her outfit go unnoticed.
Instead, she took to Twitter to respond to Eddie Scarry‘s tweet.
On Thursday, the Washington Examiner reporter — who briefly wrote for Mediaite — wrote this and tweeted a pic of Ocasio-Cortez’s backside view:
Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles. pic.twitter.com/oaLpy5aXlt
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) November 15, 2018
In response, Ocasio-Cortez shot back a tweet reading: “if I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside.”
If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside.
If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh & take a picture of my backside.
Dark hates light – that’s why you tune it out.
Shine bright & keep it pushing.✨ https://t.co/mRq5wn0v9A
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 15, 2018
She added: “Dark hates light – that’s why you tune it out.”
It is not the first time conservatives have ripped Ocasio-Cortez for her clothes. Back during the campaign, the then-congressional candidate appeared in posh clothes for a photo shoot.
Fox News and other outlets had a field day with her outfit choice, prompting Ocasio-Cortez to reply, “Get used to me slaying lewks.”
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