Newly sworn-in congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to fact-checkers accusing them of “bias” and “false equivalency” toward her in their columns surveying her statements.
A Washington Post fact check stated that the congresswoman misinformed her Twitter followers about prospective Pentagon accounting errors.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez quoted current RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars season 4 contestant Monique Hart, “Facts are facts, America” in her comeback.
Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear.
This is where false equivalency+bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/scientists, for example.https://t.co/87c6kVzIuI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019
This isn’t the congresswoman’s first time bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race into the political sphere.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said if President Obama could pick NCAA basketball teams to kickstart March Madness, then she should have the ability to choose a group for the Queen of ‘19.
If Obama released NCAA tournament predictions, does that mean I can do the same for RPDR #AllStars4? 🤔
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 15, 2018