Rep. Crenshaw Wrecks AOC: She Embodies 'Worst Stereotypes of the Millennial Generation'


Dan Crenshaw went after Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York regarding her controversial tweet about her experience as a waitress.

In an interview on “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast released Wednesday, the Texas Republican explained that there is a false assumption that Republicans in Congress have not faced hardships the same way many Democrats have.

“There’s multiple members of Congress, on the Republican side, missing body parts. To say that we just don’t know hardship — and there’s multiple business owners, multiple people that have real-life experiences, and for you to just dismiss that, it just shows how out of touch she is — truly — and how insulting she is all the time,” Crenshaw said.

“And that playing the victim thing, she really embodies sort of the worst stereotypes of the millennial generation. And it gives us a bad name, and I wish she’d stop.”

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The tweets in question were attempts to paint Republicans with a broad brush.

“The thing that these conservative Senators don’t seem to understand is that I’ve actually had a physically difficult working-class job without good healthcare most of my adult life,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “I bring that work ethic to Congress & to my community. They sit around on leather chairs all day.

She doubled down on her comments less than an hour later, suggesting that few Republicans have had to deal with the miserable world of food service.

“Republicans like to make fun of the fact that I used to be a waitress, but we all know if they ever had to do a double they’d be the ones found crying in the walk-in fridge halfway through their first shift bc someone yelled at them for bringing seltzer when they wanted sparkling,” she tweeted.

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While I can’t speak directly on the food industry, I remember dealing with terrible customers and poor management when I used to work at a craft store.

But not once while scanning Elmer’s glue did I think, “Wow! This is the most difficult thing on earth! I’m going to vote Democrat now!”

Working in food and retail is annoying, but it is most certainly not the worst adversity somebody can face.

Ocasio-Cortez is furthering to cultural wedge between Republicans and Democrats from all walks of life.

People should not take the victim mentality promoted in popular culture seriously. It is a destructive mindset that will only lead to misery.

Everybody has unique life experiences, and one ideology or political party does not make someone more of a victim than anybody else.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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