AOC takes down Ted Cruz over coronavirus comment: ‘I’m surprised you’re asking about chromosomes given you don’t believe in evolution’
Snark in a time of plague may not be everyone’s tea, but this conversation is well worth copying
She added: “This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have.”
Among those to jump to the vice president’s defence was Mr Cruz, the right wing Texas senator who is a staunch Christian, and who in 2016 was Mr Pence’s first pick for president, before he switched support to Mr Trump.
“As you are speaking as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome,” Mr Cruz said to Ms Ocasio-Cortez in the first of a trio of questions.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who once worked as a waitress, responded: “Sen Cruz, while I understand you judge people’s intelligence by the lowest income they’ve had, I hold awards from MIT Lincoln Lab &others for accomplishments in microbiology.”
“Secondly, I’m surprised you’re asking about chromosomes given that you don’t even believe in evolution.”
She finished by saying: “Sincerely – an Intel global finalist, a fmr multi-year intern for Sen. Kennedy, a cum laude dual major in Economics & International Relations, a fmr Educational Director for national organisation, Who to you is “just a bartender”. “And also your colleague.”
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