- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back early Wednesday at a tweet by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who said the freshman Democrat looked “sullen, teenaged and at a loss” during President Trump’s State of the Union address.

“AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss,” Ms. Noonan tweeted, in part, to her 176,000 followers Tuesday night after Mr. Trump concluded his speech.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist who frequently criticizes Mr. Trump, appeared stoic during most of the president’s speech except for a moment when he celebrated the number of women serving in Congress. The congresswoman acknowledged as much in her response to Ms. Noonan, saying the president failed to “offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.”

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“Why should I be ‘spirited and warm’ for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez asked Ms. Noonan. “Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I’m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and other female Democrats wore white in the House chamber Tuesday night to honor suffragettes. The New York congresswoman also wore a pin in honor of Jakelin Caal, the Guatemalan migrant child who died in Border Patrol custody.

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