Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) went after Congresswoman-elect Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Twitter Sunday, poking fun at Ocasio-Cortez for comparing her election victory to the 1969 Moon landing.
"We've done what we thought was impossible," Ocasio-Cortez said at an event hosted by the Sunshine Movement on Friday. “We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dig deep, and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That's what we did when so many of us won an election this year.”
Ocasio-Cortez's agenda champions a "Green New Deal" to protect the environment and create sustainable jobs in renewable energy.
Huckabee, a conservative commentator & denier of climate science, does not buy it.
"Ocasio-Cortez compares her election to Moon landing. Huh? Big difference," wrote Huckabee. "Moon landing was LUNAR, not LOONEY; Moon landing done by ppl who knew what they were doing...those who elected someone who thought there were 3 branches of Congress did NOT."
Ocasio-Cortez compares her election to moon landing. Huh? Big difference. Moon landing was LUNAR, not LOONEY; Moon… https://t.co/lOBvVD2ylf— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee)1543787292.0
Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Huckabee Sunday evening. Ocasio-Cortez defended the Green New Deal while launching pointed jabs of her own at Huckabee and his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"A Green New Deal will take a level of ambition + innovation on the scale of the moon landing," the Congresswoman tweeted. "We’ve been done it before, and can do it again. Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She’s much better at it. Also, you haven’t been a Governor of any state for 10+ years now.
A Green New Deal will take a level of ambition + innovation on the scale of the moon landing. We’ve been done it be… https://t.co/2wX5m0N70Y— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1543798592.0
Ocasio-Cortez's dig at Huckabee for being a political has-been was spot on.
@Ocasio2018 “Also, you haven’t been a Governor of any state for 10+ years now” https://t.co/7vvTET0oeR— Kevin Arnold (@Kevin Arnold)1543806226.0
@Ocasio2018 https://t.co/xGiIJqpf1G— Chris (@Chris)1543837884.0
@Ocasio2018 Finally someone to call him out for his governor tag!!— Rob Banks (@Rob Banks)1543807194.0
@BuckwalterLilly @Ocasio2018 Indeed, he isn't worth your time— Araminta Ross (my hero)🌈 (@Araminta Ross (my hero)🌈)1543841038.0
@Davidsca Na she good right here. The days of the polite liberals are over.— Judge Judy Booty (@Judge Judy Booty)1543819708.0
@Ocasio2018 Yes! Someone needs to dig a trench around him after that burn! I feel compelled to say that I love you… https://t.co/InbQdY9Li5— Damien Ba'al (@Damien Ba'al)1543834162.0
@Ocasio2018 Do you need some syrup? Bc you just received the Grand Slam you ordered.— Westerly Winderhams (@Westerly Winderhams)1543818822.0
@Ocasio2018 “Hasn’t been a governor is 10 years” DAMN!!!! The Shade!— Juan Chavez (@Juan Chavez)1543823798.0
Over on Huckabee's Twitter feed, things did not go much better for the former minister.
People are tired of being lied to by the likes of Huckabee and Sanders.
@MikeDrucker @GovMikeHuckabee A greater achievement would be for his daughter to not utter one lie for a week.— Steph Smith (@Steph Smith)1543839535.0
@kim @GovMikeHuckabee @Ocasio2018 That’s @GovMikeHuckabee father of @SarahHuckabee talking about looney 😂😂😂— Jamie Schler (@Jamie Schler)1543822381.0
This is what the GOP has become.
@resister_fister @GovMikeHuckabee Anyone who knows what a dumpster-fire the GOP are expects pretty much anything these days.— Mitzi 🇺🇸 (@Mitzi 🇺🇸)1543843830.0
@Bsbcaer @GovMikeHuckabee Sounds like how Pence left Indiana....— Lori Rencher (@Lori Rencher)1543815860.0
@CharlesLCarter3 @Ocasio2018 I think she'll do both :)— r.da5 (@r.da5)1543827395.0
Ocasio-Cortez also blasted other conservatives who have chosen her as a target for political attacks.
Now: - GOP VP candidate (fmr) - Sitting GOP US Senator - GOP Governor (fmr) - US Senator that killed the Public Opt… https://t.co/SuUTWk3Wtx— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1543799941.0
Twitter urged Ocasio-Cortez to never back down because it is clear how scared Republicans are of her.
@UROCKlive1 @Ocasio2018 Absolutely. Terrified. All they do is obsess over every step she takes. Anyone who makes… https://t.co/Us3Goz16kE— Thomas M. O'Hare (@Thomas M. O'Hare)1543816620.0
@GoldenboyFTW @Ocasio2018 That’s facts.— Timothy Dunn (@Timothy Dunn)1543815217.0
@Ocasio2018 People only criticize those who they believe are a threat in some way. They are only insecure and their… https://t.co/uhm2meKQqS— Dr. Linda C. (@Dr. Linda C.)1543805315.0
@Ocasio2018 If you weren't doing something right they wouldn't attack.— Lonnie Garza (@Lonnie Garza)1543840909.0
@Ocasio2018 You rock! Obviously the right fears you. Keep doing what you are doing.— Ysidro Avila (@Ysidro Avila)1543844903.0
The fight is only beginning.