As one of the most progressive members of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) isn't afraid to bluntly relay her views.
Ocasio-Cortez—known colloquially as "AOC"—is a champion of environmental reform, medicare for all, and taxing the wealthy, so it's easy to see why she was displeased at revelations that President Donald Trump, who claims to be a billionaire, only paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017.
The Congresswoman alluded to this in a recent Vanity Fair profile when she called for greater taxation of the wealthy in order to fund public goods.
She wasn't just unapologetic in her stance, but in the language she used to express it, saying:
"These are the same people saying we can't have tuition-free public colleges because there's no money, when these same motherf---ers are only paying $750 a year in taxes."
She shared the quote on her Twitter account with the caveat that she doesn't like to curse in public.
With Trump's rise to power, salty language has become commonplace in both Washington and on the campaign trail.
People applauded AOC's use of a certain four letter word to convey the frustration they felt as well.
Don't get me started @AOC 🤣. I am feeling this statement so much right now. https://t.co/n2LBHDjoPm
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 28, 2020
My name is Megan Rapinoe, and I approve this message. Sometimes a good old fashioned MFer is the only way. https://t.co/pjlxjqSGnP
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) October 28, 2020
I question anyone who hasn't been cursing for the past 4 years. https://t.co/IjchkSTO2p
— Moms Demand Fan (@MomsDemandFan) October 28, 2020
Speaking the truth, even if that requires some profanity... @AOC 🙏💕🤟 https://t.co/y9M3KNkxTa
— Jeff Allen Jr (@YesJeffAllen) October 28, 2020
Curse on Congresswoman! Injustice is injustice and should be cursed! https://t.co/aTLmfsMNZN
— Susan Sisk (@SusanSisk13) October 28, 2020
People heaped praise on the New Yorker for not holding back.
#AOC did it again! Love her ♥️👏 https://t.co/R5IhLcLAcm
— Latina Chingona35 (@chingona35) October 28, 2020
A true inspiration.💕 @AOC please, please help us. https://t.co/8pzOkFwYtV
— Emilee (@ssloane820) October 28, 2020
After winning her primary this summer with over 70 percent of the vote, Ocasio-Cortez is almost certainly headed for a second term in Congress representing New York's solid blue 14th district.