President Joe Biden made waves this week when the White House compelled Trump-appointed members of Military advisory boards to either resign or be fired from what would've been their three year terms.
Among those to get the proverbial pink slip were some of the most infamous in Trump's administration, such as his first White House press secretary Sean Spicer and—of course—former presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway.
Conway became infamous for her defense of Trump in the late stages of the 2016 primaries and onto the final year of his administration. Her tenure was defined by repeated violations of the Hatch Act and an all-too-familiar willingness to lie on behalf of the former President.
After all, it was she who coined the term "alternative facts."
Conway posted her response to Biden's resignation request on Twitter, fuming against the supposed "break from presidential norms."
"Your decision is disappointing but understandable given the need to distract from a news cycle that has you mired in multiple self-inflicted crises and plummeting poll numbers[.] ... I'm not resigning, but you should."
The letter was criticized across social media, but few retorts resonated more than that of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the firebrand progressive from New York.
A predictable, if not unfortunate, outcome. Clinging onto vestiges of power against the people’s will is kind of yo… https://t.co/jcH25uz6Ph— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1631134997.0
The Congresswoman, colloquially known as "AOC," berated Conway's "fascist victim complex" and alluded to the Republican party's embrace of election fraud conspiracy theories—fantasies which led elected officials to try to throw out certified electoral votes, and which motivated a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the United States Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection.
People thought AOC was spot-on.
I’m using the phrase “fascist victim complex” all the time! https://t.co/yFVeE4yIrC— SwingLeftBaltimore (@SwingLeftBaltimore) 1631139738.0
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.@KellyannePolls BURNNNNNNNED TO THE GROUND https://t.co/KyIrT8wMGT— ✨ TutuRocks ✨ (@✨ TutuRocks ✨) 1631140913.0
#AOC is master level smack down artist. #KellyanneConway https://t.co/Sz5Irf91o1— Michael R (@Michael R) 1631242062.0
Wooooo! My girl AOC slinging truth 24/7. https://t.co/JvQyhzoqCE— EZ Natas🌹 (@EZ Natas🌹) 1631193109.0
Others offered their own takes.
Ms Conway committed so many corrupt acts of self enrichment @SenWarren and I nearly named our Political Crimes Act… https://t.co/28I1sUi8eh— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@Bill Pascrell, Jr.) 1631142034.0
The greatest strategy adopted by the GOP was to completely abandon any pretences of shame. Because you can’t be sha… https://t.co/oAZYTUh24q— Walter Lyng (@Walter Lyng) 1631193076.0
I can't say I don't find some humor in @KellyannePolls's letter. If anything it reminds me of a child's response. K… https://t.co/686D2UKS2O— For the enrightenment (@For the enrightenment) 1631135674.0
It's unclear if Conway's dismissal is in effect.