Recently, Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brushed off mounting bipartisan scrutiny, which she attributed to her critics’ “need” to “vilify” a female politician, making a reference to Hillary Clinton.
Ocasio-Cortez alleged her critics “need to find another woman, to kind of ‘prop up’ and become a lightning rod” while claiming to currently serve as such a foil for her political detractors.
Since her upstart election to Congress during the 2018 midterms, Ocasio-Cortez has frequently lamented growing criticism coming from both Republicans, as well as her fellow Democrats.
Ocasio-Cortez claims that people are criticizing her because they don’t “have another woman — Hillary Clinton or whoever else — to vilify anymore, so they need to find another woman to kind of prop up and become a lightning rod.” pic.twitter.com/FhEt48LPk6
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 30, 2019
Social media, however, was less-than-sympathetic towards the young congresswoman, with many overwhelmingly suggesting Ocasio-Cortez is “playing the victim.”
She needs to get over herself
— Heidi day (@DayBridi18) March 30, 2019
Or just because she’s an idiot. When people hide behind their gender, race or religion instead of being able to defend their beliefs, they remind us all that it is because either they are too stupid to do so, or their beliefs are indefensible. In her case, could be both!
— Build JOBACUS (@BuildJOBACUS) March 30, 2019
— Rosie Montoto (@RMontoto) March 30, 2019
Always plays the victim
— Daniel Frid (@Daniel_H_Frid) March 30, 2019
Can this lady go 20 minutes without victimizing herself
— Santi (@_why_not_1) March 30, 2019
She’s not a victim- she just plays one on TV 🙄
— Janet Iadanza (@mshalo18) March 30, 2019
The standard for martyrdom has dropped sharply in modern times
— Console Contempt (@ConsoleContempt) March 30, 2019