ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ COMPARES HERSELF TO SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS


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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her feelings on Twitter Monday about having her comments fact-checked. She believes she’s under the same scrutiny as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“For example, it looks like @PolitiFact has fact-checked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and myself the same amount of times: 6,” Ocasio-Cortez posted. “She’s been serving for almost 2 years. I’ve served 4 days. Why is she fact-checked so little? Is she adhering to some standard we don’t know about?”


The freshman representative also blasted the Washington Post, which gave her “Four Pinocchios” for her incorrect claim about $21 trillion in waste at the Pentagon.

“Or why did @washingtonpost give my confusing tweet on military accounting offsets the same ‘Pinocchios’ as Trump’s flat denial of how many Americans died in Puerto Rico?” she said in her series of Twitter posts. “These are legitimate questions not intended to attack. Who makes these decisions? How? Is there a rubric?”


Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at critics who called her agenda too radical as well. She questioned why she doesn’t get credit for telling the truth.
“I say true things all the time – I’d hope most do. When does Politifact choose to rate true statements?” she said.

These rants on Twitter came a day after she said in a “60 Minutes” interview that critics seizing on false words or figures are “missing the forest for the trees.”

“I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right,” she told host Anderson Cooper in the Sunday interview.

She continued saying that her mistakes shouldn’t be equated with false comments made by President Trump.

“Whenever I make a mistake. I say, ‘OK, this was clumsy,’ and then I restate what my point was. But it’s not the same thing as the president lying about immigrants. It’s not the same thing, at all,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The Post has been diligent in fact checking Trump. By their calculations, he has uttered more than 7,600 untruths during the two years of his presidency – an average of 15 erroneous claims a day during 2018.

And Sanders got checked by Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” when during an interview she claimed that “nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally, and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border.”

Wallace fact-checked her in real time.

“And the State Department says that there is, quote, their words: no credible evidence of any terrorist coming across the border from Mexico,” he said.

“Do you know where those 4,000 people come – where they’re captured?” Wallace asked her. “Airports.”

“Not always,” she said.

“At airports,” he insisted.

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