Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expertly shuts down conservatives calling for boycott after learning she was a Girl Scout

'Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs. Nice job.'

Chris Riotta
New York
Thursday 07 March 2019 22:33
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will happily buy all the cookies from the Girl Scouts of America.

The freshman Democrat shot down calls to boycott the nationwide organisation after conservative columnist Jane Chastain wrote that the group has become “a far cry from those of my youth, which trained us to put God and country before everything else”.

Sharing a headline that read “Conservative calls for cookie boycott because AOC used to be a Girl Scout,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez posted a series of tweets on Thursday mocking the development and celebrating a local Girl Scout group in her district.

“Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs,” she wrote, including a thumbs up emoji. “Nice job.”

“I’ll take 10,” she added.

The Democrat also tweeted a shout out to one of her district’s local Girl Scout troops, recognising it as the first troop in the organisation for young girls who are homeless.

“PS,” she wrote. “I am extraordinarily proud of the role my constituents have played in helping to establish + support Troop 6000.”

Ms Ocasio-Cortez regularly engages with her critics on Twitter, refuting misleading or false claims about her stance on a range of positions.

Ms Chastain’s column, which was published on World Net Daily, claimed the organisation was touting Ms Ocasio-Cortez as a successful Girl Scout alumni. The column is titled "AOC was a girl scout ... Just say no to the cookies."

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“Before you decide to embrace an International Women’s Day celebration or buy the cookies, ask yourself, 'Will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez?',” she wrote.

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