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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Fox News: ‘The Same Folks Who Bow to Trump Are Clutching Their Pearls’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blasted critics after she was labeled a “bull in a china shop” on Fox News Thursday.

Journalist Charles Payne, normally seen on Fox Business Network, suggested freshman Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez “just want to create havoc” in Congress.

Payne was discussing how the newly-blue House of Representatives might put pressure on President Donald Trump with Washington Examiner’s Phil Wegmann. Twitter users recently lashed out at fellow Examiner reporter Eddie Scarry, when he shared a photo of Ocasio-Cortez in a "creepy" tweet about her clothes.

“Older, established Democrats” like Maxine Waters want to investigate Trump’s past business dealings," he said. “Whereas the upstarts, the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s of the world, maybe they just don’t know, they’re like bulls in a china shop, they just want to create havoc."

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the Fox News broadcast on Twitter, criticizing “the same folks who bow to Trump.” “The idea that [they] are clutching at their pearls is laughable,” she wrote. “That’s how they should feel.

“I’m fine being called a bull in a china shop, because politics that answers to special interests more than the American people *should* be disrupted.”

This isn’t the first time the congresswoman-elect has sparred with Fox News talking heads. On November 14, Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked Ocasio-Cortez’s “wacky” views during a segment criticizing her and fellow House freshmen Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley.

Ingraham denounced “radical” policies the women support, including free healthcare and free college education for all. “These women may as well be the four horsemen of the apocalypse for the Democratic Party if you ask me,” Ingraham said.

Ocasio-Cortez responded by sharing a Fox News screenshot to Instagram with the comment, “Fox News discovered our vast conspiracy to take care of children and save the planet.”

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress, fans of Ocasio-Cortez watch her regular Instagram Live cooking videos in their droves. The politician discusses politics, answers questions, and shares recipes in the videos some users have compared to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legendary “fireside chats.”

“Currently watching the latest Instagram live story from @Ocasio2018 and she addressed a question I asked on faith and politics, and it's just so great to be able to interact with a politician like this,” wrote Twitter user Micah Wimmer on Wednesday.

“I truly hope that this is the future of politics,” added user Chris Brackett.

But others are less impressed with Ocasio-Cortez’s use of social media. “Real accomplishment comes with age and maturity and years of work,” one user commented. “ I’m...old and find the constant navel gazing on her social uninteresting. Go make some policy happen,” wrote another.

This article has been updated to include more comments from social media users.

11_23_Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a rally calling on Republican Senator Jeff Flake to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in Boston, on October 1. Ocasio-Cortez has blasted critics after she was labeled a “bull in a china shop” on Fox News Thursday. Scott Eisen/Getty Images

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