Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Mike Huckabee to leave 'false statements to Sarah'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Mike Huckabee on Twitter on Sunday, suggesting that the former Arkansas governor “leave the false statements” to his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“She’s much better at it,” wrote the congresswoman-elect from New York.

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to Huckabee’s vitriol in a tweet earlier that day that called her “looney” for linking her election to the moon landing. The 29-year-old had spoken over the weekend at a press conference hosted by the Sunshine Movement, an anti-global warming advocacy group, in which she drew a comparison between the midterm victories of herself and fellow progressives and several landmark achievements in U.S. history.

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MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District, appears on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: A banner for progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hangs across chairs at her victory party in the Bronx after an upset against incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joined by New York gubenatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embraces New York gubenatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
TORNILLO, TX - JUNE 24: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is embraced at the Tornillo-Guadalupe port of entry gate on June 24, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. She is part of a group protesting the separation of children from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration's zero tolerance policy. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York?s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 28: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during Thursday's June 28, 2018 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seen on June 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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“We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dig deep, and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year,” Ocasio-Cortez had said in her speech.

The democratic socialist upset longtime political force Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s June primary.

“Ocasio-Cortez compares her election to moon landing. Huh? Big difference,” Huckabee tweeted Sunday, linking to a news report about her remarks. “Moon landing was LUNAR, not LOONEY; Moon landing done by ppl who knew what they were doing … those who elected someone who thought there were 3 branches of Congress did NOT.”

In her response, Ocasio-Cortez also pointed to the proposed Green New Deal, another project that “will take a level of ambition + innovation on the scale of the moon landing.” Americans have accomplished big things before, she said, “and can do it again.”

The Green New Deal aims to transition the United States to carbon-free, 100-percent renewable energy and a fully modernized electrical grid by 2035.

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee speaks to the media at Trump Tower in New York City on November 18, 2016. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - In their first joint interview since the 2016 presidential election, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will appear on ABC's 'The View,' live WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, MIKE HUCKABEE
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the ARTSPEAK@RNCpanel as John Sanchez listens at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images for NAMM)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Governor Mike Huckabee poses for a photo with an attendee of the ARTSPEAK@RNCpanel at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images for NAMM)
WAUKEE, IA - APRIL 25: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee prepares to speak to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian organization, hosted 9 potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nominations at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
2016 Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, left, and Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc., stand on stage during a Trump campaign event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Trump, according to a flurry of early-state and national polls, is the overwhelming favorite of self-identified moderate and liberal Republican voters. Among more conservative voters, he often trails his chief rival for the nomination, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WAUKEE, IA - APRIL 25: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian organization, hosted 9 potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nominations at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 22: Baseball player Bernie Williams and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee at the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants show block party at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 22, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 10: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits on April 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual NRA meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - MARCH 07: Former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas fields questions from Bruce Rastetter at the Iowa Ag Summit on March 7, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event allows the invited speakers, many of whom are potential 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, to outline their views on agricultural issue. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
U.S. Governor Mike Huckabee takes questions from the media, prior to laying a brick at a new housing complex in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Donald Trump on Friday selected Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his attorney general, elevating one of his earliest congressional backers and one of the most conservative U.S. lawmakers to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee arrives at Trump Tower on November 18, 2016 in New York City. it has been rumored than Huckabee is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The sixth Republican debate comes at a time with less than three weeks before Iowa caucus-goers cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential election on February 1. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign stop at Golden Grain Energy in Mason City, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Less than four weeks before Iowans kick off the 2016 presidential contest with their Feb. 1 caucuses, the early road to the White House appears to be shaping up as a slippery and uncharted one for the Republican Party. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Candidates spoke and took questions from Jewish leaders and activists. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Finally, Ocasio-Cortez threw a jab directly at Huckabee, a former GOP presidential candidate, noting that he hasn’t been a “Governor of any state for 10+ years now.”

The political newcomer frequently uses her Twitter account to snap back at critics. Just last week, she pulled no punches with both Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) and former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka. After Gorka called her “an insult to intelligent and empathic humans everywhere,” she tweeted that she’s “pretty sure we’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition.”  

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