Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) didn’t listen to the advice he gave her about being one of the youngest members of the House.
“I talked to her, AOC — everybody calls her AOC … She’s the youngest person now there. I gave her just a few little tips on just being a good member of Congress, new. I don’t think she really listened to a thing I said,” Ryan said, to laughter from the audience at the annual dinner for Forward Jainesville, a community organization based in his hometown.
Ryan quipped that he thought Ocasio-Cortez had completely ignored him while revealing that he had met the New York congresswoman after her election victory last year.
“Take it easy, just watch things for a while, don’t ruffle any — see how it works first,” he added of the advice he gave to Ocasio-Cortez.
Good thing she didn’t listen. Ocasio-Cortez has been vocal about her opposition to Ryan’s economic policies, and has become a thorn for GOP corrupt politicians.
Ocasio-Cortez is also the subject of attacks on her authenticity because her opponents are terrified of what her success means. Republicans are obsessed with AOC because they are terrified of what she started.