There is one person that Laura Ingraham was not ready to fight — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.) is not afraid to hit back when she is mocked or attacked by her opponents.
And this week, FOX News darling Ingraham learned the hard way not to go after Ocasio-Cortez. The conservative TV and radio personality sat down with guest Joe diGenova, who ridiculed AOC by saying: “She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio [sic] Ocasio-Cortez.”
Via Twitter, AOC destroyed Ingraham in an epic thread that started with: “If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing, ’Unless of course, she‘s talking about being multilingual, which we know isn’t a ‘Latina thing.’ It’s a ‘21st century’ thing.”
Miss Ocasio-Cortez went on to say: “Siri, show me the brand of ‘economic anxiety’ that mocks Americans of color as unintelligent + unskilled, while *also* mocking those same Americans for speaking more languages than you.”
The fiery Democrat bashed the host for laughing at her accent in a tweet that read: “How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable instead of look inside myself & examine why something as small as *a person’s name* makes me uncomfortable in the first place?? This is an outrage!”
The congresswoman also bashed Ingraham and others on the network by calling her only “Cortez”:B”y the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them. Pro Tip: My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.””
Ocasio-Cortez went on to school the pundits on the origin of her last name.
She said: “My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name.
No, you can’t say “Cortez.” I’ve never used that in my life. “Cortez” is referring to someone else.
Even if they‘re trying to be rude + wrong, my dad’s last name was Ocasio anyway.
(His name was hyphenated too, though.)”
She concluded by: “For the curious, in Latinx culture children take *both* their parents‘ names.
It’s not a “progressive, new thing.” It’s just how some names work. PR hyphenates, others mark differently. Your last name = the families that came together to make you.
AOC is also fine though :)”
AOC is on fire.