In Twitter dispute with Ted Cruz, AOC cites her award-winning ‘accomplishments in microbiology’ – which turn out to be this

In Twitter dispute with Ted Cruz, AOC cites her award-winning ‘accomplishments in microbiology’ – which turn out to be this
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Who among us hasn’t had the urge to put our credentials in the best possible light?  Especially when engaging in Twitter repartee with a formidable intellectual opponent like Senator Ted Cruz.

As disputes so often do these days, this one started over a President Trump policy; namely, Trump’s decision to place Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed that decision in a tweet on Wednesday claiming that “Mike Pence literally does not believe in science.” (RELATED: When it comes to public health crises, the Left’s memory is short)

Cruz responded with a tweet thread asking her, in her capacity as “the oracle of science,” such questions as “what exactly” a Y chromosome is.  For the record, we suspect Cruz of facetiously trolling Ms. Ocasio-Cortez with this interrogatory.

Although Cruz didn’t make any reference to AOC’s work background or resume, she apparently took his response in that light.  She came back swinging in a somewhat combative tweet, complaining that Cruz judges people’s intelligence “by the lowest income they’ve had.”

If he only knew, it seems, Cruz would realize he was up against someone who holds “awards from MIT Lincoln Lab &others for accomplishments in microbiology.”

To Cruz, said Ocasio-Cortez, she is “just a bartender.”  But the deeper truth is — well, it’s that she got second prize in a high school science fair for her microbiology research project.

Unsurprisingly, the Twitter ratio on this for Ocasio-Cortez has been off the charts.  Critics might cut her a break, considering that, as she points out, she was also an Intel global finalist, a multi-year intern for the late Senator Kennedy, and “a cum laude dual major in Economics & International Relations.”  But critics haven’t been showing a lot of mercy.

Senator Cruz, with laudable grace, seems to know when to pass up an easy shot.  He made no further contribution to this exchange.

(H/t: Daily Caller)

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