Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are engaging in a war of words on Twitter. The battle began when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized VP Mike Pence leading the coronavirus response.
“Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic,” AOC tweeted.
“This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have,” she added.
Cruz replied: “As you are speaking as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome?”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez apparently felt insulted and shot back: “Sen. Cruz, while I understand you judge people’s intelligence by the lowest income they’ve had, I hold awards from MIT Lincoln Lab &others for accomplishments in microbiology.”
“Secondly, I’m surprised you’re asking about chromosomes given that you don’t even believe in evolution”
“Sincerely, an Intel global finalist, a fmr multi-year intern for Sen. Kennedy, a cum laude dual major in Economics & International Relations, a fmr Educational Director for national organization, Who to you is “just a bartender,” And also your colleague.”
Sen. Cruz was not finished, asking AOC: “We see evolution every day: the Dem party is rapidly evolving into an angry, anti-science socialist ideology. You insulted Pence & I asked you 3 real Qs re science. You ignored all 3 & responded w/ your resume & ad hominem attacks. Instead of insults, address the substance.”
2/x To reprise, science Q1 was “tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome?”
3/x Science Q2 was “at what age of gestation does science tell us that an unborn child feels physical pain?”
4/x And Science Q3 was “of the 195 countries on planet Earth, which country produced the greatest total reduction in CO2 emissions in 2019?”
“5/x I await you’re engagement on the actual substance, as a colleague as you noted, hopefully without the insults.”