New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez got one over on House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer at a recent committee hearing and later said that Fox News could not have saved him. The hearing was entitled “Death by a Thousand Regulations: The Biden Administration’s Campaign to Bury America in Red Tape” and took place at the House of Representatives on June 14th.
Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of trying to reduce the number of hours pilots are required to train. Comer interrupted her saying, “I’m amused that the gentlelady is concerned about raising the age regulation that limits the age of pilots when there’s a shortage of pilots, but they’re okay with a president of the United States who’s more than 20 years older than the minimum age.”
The Democrat hit back saying it has nothing to do with age, but experience, and pilots should have a certain amount of flying hours behind them before they can take charge of a commercial aircraft. The exchange appeared to leave Comer embarrassed and Ocasio-Cortez glorified in that. On Twitter, she said there is nowhere to run or hide in these committee meetings, adding that Fox News or tech billionaires cannot save you if you’re not on point.
The Congresswoman, however, is no stranger to embarrassment. She recently made a major error on Twitter and suffered days of mockery. In a significant faux pas, Ocasio-Cortez warned her Twitter followers that there was a fake account impersonating her and she would assess with her team on “how to move forward.”
She did not appear to realize that parody is common on Twitter and several public figures endure mirror joke accounts. Furthermore, the Ocasio-Cortez comedy account clearly states that its intention is to make fun of the Representative.
In response to her concerns, her parody account tweeted, “After brainstorming with my staff – I’m going to push Congress to make it illegal to joke, laugh, or make fun of me.”