AOC: I’m Not 'Obligated' to Smile at Joe Manchin, He's Done 'Hurtful Things'
'I tried to warn y’all'
Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted a photo of herself scowling at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during the State of the Union address.
She added a caption saying she has no “obligation” to “smile” at people doing “hurtful things."
Joe Manchin killed President Joe Biden’s hyper-progressive “Build Back Better” agenda earlier this week.
An Instagram user messaged AOC reading:
“Your glare at Manchin was *everything*.”
“I tried to warn y’all,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
“So here’s your reminder that your smile is a gift, and you are not obligated to give it to anybody or anything just to keep up appearances or make people feel comfortable when they are doing hurtful things,” she wrote.
“The Wall Street Journal ran a whole column about how *I* was a misbehaved, scowling lady after this incident too.”
Ocasio-Cortez used profanity to rage against Manchin earlier this week.
“Our entire democracy is on the line,” she wrote on Twitter.
“We, as always, are here to fight for this agenda. What matters most to us is that it gets done.”
“We cannot just shrug our shoulders and accept this as some Charlie Brown moment,” she continued.
“So we need to get back in there and get this s*** done. Period.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) went even further, calling Manchin’s explanation “bulls****."
“We all knew that Senator Manchin couldn’t be trusted,” she said.
“The excuses that he just made, I think, are complete bulls***.
"It is really disheartening to hear him say that he has been trying to get there for the people of West Virginia because that’s a complete lie."
"The people of West Virginia would greatly benefit from their families having access to long-term elderly care and care for folks with disabilities.
"They would benefit from the expansion of the child tax credits."
"They will benefit from having access to pre-k.
"There are just so many things that, you know, the people of West Virginia desperately need."
"And we know that he is not working on behalf of their interests, and I really am just completely disappointed and disgusted by his reasoning.”
Manchin said he simply could not support the legislation.
“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t."
"I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there,” the Democrat said on Fox News.
“This is a no on this legislation.
"I have tried everything I know to do.
"And the president has worked diligently."
"He’s been wonderful to work with.
"He knows I’ve had concerns and the problems I’ve had and, you know, the thing that we should all be directing our attention towards, the variant, a COVID that we have coming back at us in so many different aspects in different ways, it’s affecting our lives again.”