Newly minted Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believes there are districts across the country primed for the kind of candidacy she represents.
Ocasio-Cortez also spoke to the generalizability of her strategy on NBC's "Meet the Press," saying, "I think that there are a lot of districts in this country that are like NY 14 that have changed a lot in the last 20 years and whose representation has not".
Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's self-described background has come into question after a revelation that she, in fact, mostly grew up in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. It was significant not only because she toppled a longtime leader of the Queens political machine and the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, but because she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
But, Ocasio-Cortez added, "I don't think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx". After the waitress complained to her manager, her take was doubled to $100, a source said.
In response to the tweet, Ocasio-Cortez first corrected Cardillo, explaining she went to Boston University, not Brown, and then said that her parents worked incredibly hard for the family to be able to live in the small house. I completely disagree with her solutions, but she is listening to her community.
"Thank you, @glennbeck. We may disagree, but I sincerely appreciate the good faith", she tweeted.
As a rebuttal, Ocasio-Cortez pointed to the success Sen.
At the same time, Duckworth said she believed if candidates "go too far to the left", they would lose in the Midwest.
She concluded: "Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things".
Ocasio-Cortez and Cardillo did not immediately respond to request for comment.
This latest bout of Twitter drama has also drummed up a lot of attention, and it has even spawned a new meme format where users riff on Cardillo's original tweet.