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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."

She wrote:

"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.

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.





Others offered their own takes.


It's unclear if Conway's dismissal is in effect.