Twitter exploded on Thursday after democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slandered Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro in response to the debate offer he extended to her earlier in the week, leading many prominent accounts to slam the 28-year-old bartender turned politician.
On Wednesday, Shapiro offered to donate $10,000 to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign if she agreed to a debate or discussion on his "Sunday Special" — or, if she preferred, to use the debate to raise money for charity.
Ocasio-Cortez refused to respond, but, moments after The Daily Wire published a report documenting her silence, she responded by slandering Shapiro:
Ocasio-Cortez's response ignited Twitter and brought a significant amount of attention to the fact that she had ignored a debate request — something that her followers were probably not aware of unless they followed outlets like The Daily Wire or Fox News, which both covered the debate offer.
Here are some of the best and most thought-provoking responses to Ocasio-Cortez's smear: