New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called outgoing White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly a coward and demanded that he apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson over their argument last year.
“John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote via Twitter on Monday.
“He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength – it’s cowardice,” she added.
John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her.
He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength – it’s cowardice. https://t.co/BA40Hgofvk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez is referring to a feud that occurred between Kelly and Wilson last year.
Wilson “overheard” comments made by President Donald Trump to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, a U.S. soldier who was killed during a mission in Niger.
Trump said on the call that Johnson “knew what he was getting into,” and Wilson used that small snippet of the entire call to portray the president as lacking empathy for the death of a U.S. soldier.
Kelly, who said he was in the Oval Office when Trump made the call, defended the president by saying Wilson was an “empty barrel” and was taking the president out of context.
Ocasio-Cortez was arguing that Kelly, a former Four Star General in the Marine Corps, is a coward and that he should be apologizing to Wilson.
Her comments came in response to Trump confirming that Kelly will be stepping down from his position at the end of the year.
Over the weekend, Ocasio-Cortez misquoted the U.S. Constitution and falsely claimed that the age restriction to run for president only applies to men.
“You can’t even run for president for another six years,” the photographer said, noting that she had just turned 29-years-old.
“No, not for a long time. Thank God,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Although we’ve been joking that because the Equal Rights Amendment hasn’t been passed yet, the Constitution technically says he cannot run unless he’s 35,” she falsely claimed.
Article II Section I of the U.S. Constitution explicitly states “any person,” not “he,” as she claimed.
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
Last week, the 29-year-old socialist threatened to subpoena Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, for trolling her with a meme on social media.
Last week, two far-left outlets brutally fact-checked Ocasio-Cortez for citing a highly misleading report to claim that Pentagon accounting errors totaled $21 trillion.
She argued that the $21 trillion could pay a major chunk of the “Medicare for all” plan she supports, which would cost roughly $32 trillion.
The Department of Defense hasn’t spent $21 trillion since it was created over 70 years ago. Ocasio-Cortez had no earthly idea that it is mathematically impossible for the Pentagon, which had a budget of $500 billion in that time frame, to waste $21 trillion.