If there is one thing that we know about freshman House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s that she isn’t one to miss an opportunity to snatch a headline.
AOC, as she refers to herself, has been an extremely vocal critic of President Donald Trump over the course of her brief time in the Capitol. Through social media, Ocasio-Cortez has created a name for herself as one of the most exuberant anti-Trump voices in The Beltway, and her wrath doesn’t stop at the President. No, the New York Congresswoman will bash just about anyone within the President’s orbit.
That includes Vice President Mike Pence.
Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that Vice President Mike Pence will be overtaking the United States coronavirus response in the White House’s press briefing room, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was quick to criticize the move on Twitter.
“Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic. This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have,” AOC wrote on Twitter.
The Vice President handled the insult like an adult, however, and indicated that his conversations with other Democrats have been quite productive.
During an interview set to air on Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Vice President Mike Pence said that he had “good conversations” about combatting the coronavirus with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Pence stated, “The president also directed me to reach out. I spoke to Speaker Pelosi. I spoke to Sen. Schumer. … They were good conversations.”
Pence also relayed that the President requested he reach out to both sides of the aisle during his time at the head of the coronavirus response effort…a bit of benevolence that is a far cry from how Trump is often portrayed by the mainstream media.