Biden campaign adviser AOC says it is racist to call her a Biden campaign adviser

The perpetually aggrieved freshman congresswoman from New York strikes again. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District. She also co-leads a panel advising presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on climate policy. But don’t you dare call the congresswoman a Biden campaign adviser, as White House press secretary Kayleigh …

The perpetually aggrieved freshman congresswoman from New York strikes again.

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District. She also co-leads a panel advising presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on climate policy.

But don’t you dare call the congresswoman a Biden campaign adviser, as White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany offhandedly did Monday during a news briefing. It is racist to refer to the congresswoman as a Biden campaign adviser, according to Biden campaign adviser Ocasio-Cortez.

“[McEnany] wouldn’t be the first person to mistake a women of color for having a lower position or title than she does,” the New York representative tweeted Monday after the White House press conference, “but Kayleigh – in case you haven’t picked up a newspaper in two years, I’m a Congresswoman.”

Ocasio-Cortez added, “[McEnany’s] comment is steeped in a long, hurtful, & horrendous history of stripping women of color of titles and diminishing them to ‘the help.’ Perhaps she isn’t aware that what she did is mired in racist history. If that is the case, I look forward to her apology tomorrow.”

For what it is worth, the press secretary also used the word “congresswomen” Monday to refer to Ocasio-Cortez and her liberal House cohort, which includes Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. It would have taken Ocasio-Cortez nothing to discover this had she even the slightest bit of curiosity or inclination to understand the full context of McEnany’s remarks. In fact, in the time it took for the congresswoman to accuse McEnany of racism, Ocasio-Cortez could have just looked up the press briefing transcript and seen for herself that the press secretary did indeed refer to her by her congressional title.

But why let facts get in the way of a good Two Minutes Hate session? It ruins the mood.

I have nothing to add here except to say that if ever you find yourself scrambling to respond angrily to innocuous remarks without knowing even the full context in which they were spoken, you may be the problem.

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