In 2017, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise survived a very serious gunshot wound after a radical Bernie Sanders supporter open fired on Republicans playing baseball. Now, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters are suggesting it needs to happen again.
Scalise and Ocasio-Cortez got into a heated exchange on Twitter about tax rates and her plan to raise them for the wealthiest Americans.
Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money
Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs https://t.co/NxJPSCqvrt
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 5, 2019
You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?
Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million💰bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit. https://t.co/R1YIng2Ok1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 6, 2019
The debate was ended shortly after that, however because some of Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters started calling for Scalise to get shot again.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez did not comment on the inappropriate tweets and Scalise tweeted that they should continue their debate on the “Floor of the People’s House.”