Senator Lindsey Graham and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are going toe to toe on Twitter over the government shutdown.
The feud began when Graham issued a critical statement against Speaker Pelosi for canceling the State of the Union until the government shutdown ends. Graham said Pelosi’s tactic was a “new low” in American politics and “absurd, petty, and shameful.”
Graham’s statement said:
“Speaker Pelosi’s decision not to invite President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address sets a new low for American politics. The President – regardless of party – should have the opportunity to address the American people in the State of the Union address from the traditional venue of the U.S. House of Representatives. The State of the Union is a tradition which has been carried out during times of war and peace, turmoil and tranquility. It is an important piece of our history and government. Speaker Pelosi’s decision to ignore this long-standing American tradition is absurd, petty, and shameful. The judgement of history will not be kind.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Senator Graham by tweeting that he has failed to hold President Trump accountable for the government shutdown and other controversies.
According to @LindseyGrahamSC, the President failing to condemn neo-nazis, forcing thousands of federal workers to go to food pantries,& risking all their credit scores is whatever, but not letting the President march down the House Floor until we pay people first is “a new low.” https://t.co/mx9CthfxWD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 24, 2019
Graham responded by lashing out at Ocasio-Cortez over recent comments that the world would end in twelve years due to global warming. “Let’s bury the hatchet,” Graham said, “and enjoy the next 12 years because they are going to be our last, right?”
Let’s bury the hatchet and enjoy the next 12 years because they are going to be our last, right? https://t.co/OKhAAcGKyr
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 24, 2019
Credit: Daily Caller