Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday posted a photo of her glaring at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a past State of the Union address, commenting that she doesn’t have an “obligation” to “smile” at people doing “hurtful things,” apparently referring to Manchin.
Manchin this week effectively tanked President Joe Biden’s expensive, hyper-progressive “Build Back Better” agenda after the White House seemingly tried to bully the Democrat.
An Instagram user sent a message to AOC reading, “Your glare at Manchin was *everything*.”
“I tried to warn y’all,” Ocasio-Cortez responded in text overlapping the infamous photo.
“So here’s your reminder that your smile is a gift and you are not obligated to give it to anybody or anything just to keep up appearances or make people feel comfortable when they are doing hurtful things,” she wrote.
On the same post, AOC added, “The Wall Street Journal ran a whole column about how *I* was a misbehaved, scowling lady after this incident too.”
Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez used profanity to rage against Manchin.
“Our entire democracy is on the line,” she wrote on Twitter. “We, as always, are here to fight for this agenda. What matters most to us is that it gets done.”
“We cannot just shrug our shoulders and accept this as some Charlie Brown moment,” she continued. “So we need to get back in there and get this s*** done. Period.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was even more extreme, calling Manchin’s explanation “bulls****,” The Daily Wire reported.
“We all knew that Senator Manchin couldn’t be trusted,” she said, adding, “The excuses that he just made, I think, are complete bulls***. It is really disheartening to hear him say that he has been trying to get there for the people of West Virginia because that’s a complete lie. The people of West Virginia would greatly benefit from their families having access to long-term elderly care and care for folks with disabilities. They would benefit from the expansion of the child tax credits. They will benefit from having access to pre-k. There are just so many things that, you know, the people of West Virginia desperately need. And we know that he is not working on behalf of their interests, and I really am just completely disappointed and disgusted by his reasoning.”
Manchin made it clear that he couldn’t find a way to support the legislation, despite repeated efforts to do so.
“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t. I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there,” the Democrat said on Fox News. “This is a no on this legislation. I have tried everything I know to do. And the president has worked diligently. He’s been wonderful to work with. He knows I’ve had concerns and the problems I’ve had and, you know, the thing that we should all be directing our attention towards, the variant, a COVID that we have coming back at us in so many different aspects in different ways, it’s affecting our lives again.”