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Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Attack From Sarah Sanders’ Father On Twitter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday after he criticized her campaign and election.

Earlier that day, Huckabee shared a Daily Mail article titled “Ocasio-Cortez compares her victory’s significance to the moon landing,” a hyperbolic headline leading into an article describing a speech Ocasio-Cortez gave at an environmentalist event in which she likened her watershed victory over Rep. Joe Crowley to other seemingly impossible moments in American history, such as the 1969 moon landing and the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“We’ve done what we thought was impossible,” she said during the press conference. “We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dig deep, and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year.”

In his tweet, Huckabee called Ocasio-Cortez “looney” and implied that she did not know what she was doing.

Several hours later, Ocasio-Cortez wrote back, “A Green New Deal will take a level of ambition + innovation on the scale of the moon landing. We’ve been done it before, and can do it again.”

She then took a swipe at Huckabee’s daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She’s much better at it.”

She clarified her pseudo-typo,  “We’ve been done it before,” in a follow-up tweet joking that it’s “BX Colloquial” (“Bronx colloquial”) talk.

And added Mike Huckabee to her list of critics, adding “I’m not even sworn in yet. Don’t y’all have jobs to do?”

Twitter noted how the attacks against AOC all come from a place of fear and uncertainty, and how her haters give her far more media attention than she’d have ever been able to buy.

And took further digs at both Mike Huckabee’s career as well as the dealings of his children.