Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pushed back against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Thursday afternoon for comments he made about the “defund the police” movement in a tweet on Wednesday evening.
Manchin, one of the most right-leaning Democrats in the senate, had remarked: “Defund the police? Defund, my butt. I’m a proud West Virginia Democrat. We are the party of working men and women. We want to protect Americans’ jobs & healthcare. We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police.”
Ocasio-Cortez, in turn, responded with a passive-aggressive photo from the most recent state of the union address, in which she appears to stare down Manchin for applauding.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 12, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), however, promptly weighed in on the exchange, which he chalked up to political “theatre.”
“This is all theatre. If Dems win GA, Chuck Schumer will be terrified of being