comScore

Steve Scalise Calls on AOC to Stand Up to Her Twitter Followers For Sending Inappropriate Tweets

Congressional members Steve Scalise and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a bit of a Twitter debate this weekend over the latter’s suggestion during a 60 Minutes interview in which she suggested a marginal income tax rate of 70% for anything over the first $10 million in a given year.

The back and forth was a civil policy discussion until some of AOC’s Twitter followers chimed in with remarkably inappropriate comments directed towards Scalise, who survived being shot during Congressional baseball practice in the summer of 2017.

Some on Twitter  — who appeared sympathetic to Ocasio-Cortez — added Twitter comments that mocked Scalise’s near-death experience like “snipe his ass” and “she’s got better aim than” the now deceased shooter who attacked Scalise. As such, the Louisana Republican bowed out of the discourse and encouraged a House floor discussion with the New York progressive.

When asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade if he had received a phone call from AOC, Scalise flatly said that he had not. When pressed, Scalise added that he wished that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez would “stand up to this kind of discussion.”

“If somebody wants to have a debate about policy, that is with we’re all about, Scalise said, adding “That is what the First Amendment is all about but shouldn’t threaten people. If you have to threaten people to make your point, you have already lost.”

Watch above via Fox News.

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: