Joe Manchin says AOC is 'more active on Twitter' and not in committee after she disagrees with his views

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to his comments knocking the 'defund the police' movement


                            Joe Manchin says AOC is 'more active on Twitter' and not in committee after she disagrees with his views
Joe Manchin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Getty Images)

Joe Manchin slammed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter after she disagreed with his views. The 73-year-old reportedly told The New York Times, “I guess she put the dagger stare on me. I don’t know the young lady — I really don’t. I never met her. I’m understanding she’s not that active with her bills or in committee. She’s more active on Twitter than anything else."



 

Manchin’s statement came after Ocasio-Cortez shared a picture of her staring at him after his rejection to defund police. The picture was from the State of the Union address in 2019. “I'm a proud West Virginia Democrat. We are the party of working men and women. We want to protect Americans' jobs & healthcare. We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police,” Manchin said earlier. At the time, the 31-year-old expressed her displeasure with the senator’s views as she shared a single photo of her staring deadpan at the back of his head during a State of the Union address last year.

Soon the picture went viral on Twitter as many showed their support to Ocasio-Cortez, calling her “iconic” and a “modern queen”. “Bwahahaha that fact @AOC posted this gives me so much life,” commented one user at the time. Another one said, “That photo of @AOC in the background is all of us right now!!!” “You’re one of the only reasons I’m even still a democrat. Thank you for your tireless effort in making the Democratic Party actually stand for something. All love to you and the Squad!” a third user tweeted.



 

 



 

 



 

 

But Manchin’s recent dig at AOC has stirred up again the feud between more progressive members and others within the Democratic Party. Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuted Ocasio-Cortez's influence when she claimed that she and the other three original Squad members "have their public whatever and their Twitter world." "But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got,” Pelosi added. Also, recently some moderate Democratic lawmakers accused the party of welcoming positions like "defunding the police" and socialism for what's been branded as a disappointing showing in the November election.

An animated Rep Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., said: “We lost races we shouldn’t have lost. Defund the police almost cost me my race because of an attack ad. Don’t say socialism ever again. We need to get back to basics.” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., also added, “If we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we're not going to win.”

Several people on Twitter expressed their views after Manchin took a dig at Ocasio-Cortez. One such user said, “Aoc is a fucking genius... She doesn't do shit in congress she'll bounce after another term or two then parlay it all into a mega tv or netflix deal eventually.” Another tweeted in support of Manchin, “Joe Manchin and Tulsi Gabbard are the only Democrats that have the ability to be rationale and sensible.” “Twitter has become the biggest mouth for some, thanks to the idiocy of the social media” the third one added.



 

 



 

 



 

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