On a day in which most of America honored and paid tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush, New York Democratic Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was apparently focused on herself.
During the funeral on Wednesday for Bush in Washington, D.C., several former presidents and lawmakers attended the service.
Many others lamented on social media about the late president, and remembered him for his service as president and serving his country in World War II.
Ocasio-Cortez spent the day reflecting about herself and giving praise to those who complimented her.
The 29-year-old socialist tweeted a response to a story from the Boston Globe, which praised her for bringing “a much needed” change to Washington and Congress.
“(Fire emoji) Dang, @BostonGlobe! Instead some of the 1st real glimmers of hope … staked out a strategy that doesn’t sound much like the bend-over-backwards-for-bipartisanship, please-sir-may-I-have-another Democrats who might as well have Republican footprints tattooed on their necks,”’ she wrote.
Here’s part of what The Globe reported:
The outsiders standing outside at Pressley’s behest — Ocasio-Cortez and Trahan, along with Andy Levin and Rashida Tlaib, both of Michigan — were elected to shake their own party awake, too. They were sent to Washington not to compromise on their values, but to fight for them, to see that they’re not relegated to a shelf.
“I am so thankful that Ayanna is taking up this fight, because God knows we need it,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
It won’t be easy. It’s hard to see how anything of consequence will change over the next two years.
“I have no illusions about how hard it is to craft a forward-facing, lifesaving policy while we are fighting this administration at every corner,” Pressley said.
But for the first time in about two years, hope has a mandate.
Ocasio-Cortez also retweeted two more tweets from supporters who were essentially talking about how fantastic she is.
— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) December 5, 2018
For all the naysayers who were skeptical of AOC for her lack of experience – she now has buy-in from 20 of her colleagues for a #GreenNewDeal Select Committee even before swearing in.
— Naureen Akhter (@NaureenAkhter) December 4, 2018
Since Bush passed away last Friday, it does not appear that Ocasio-Cortez has tweeted one time about the former president.
In that same time frame, she has made a series of highly controversial comments while promoting herself.
This week, two far-left outlets — The New York Times and Washington Post — 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.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Monday, without any evidence, that the Trump administration “has been criminal from the start.”
On Sunday, two days after it was reported that Bush had passed away, Ocasio-Cortez got into a Twitter spat with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and implied that his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is a liar.
All of that happened in the past week. While many were paying tribute to Bush, Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t help but make it all about herself.