Ocasio-Cortez compares GOP to Dwight from 'The Office'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay Biden needs to bring religious Americans into the Democratic fold MORE (D-N.Y.) said the GOP is "basically Dwight from The Office" because Republicans take humor and sarcasm literally.

"This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," Ocasio-Cortez wrote Sunday. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows."

Her criticism of Republicans — comparing them to the iconic antagonist from the popular television show "The Office" — came after a Twitter thread the freshman lawmaker started Saturday in which she explained her thought process behind imposing more taxes on the superrich.

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Ocasio-Cortez detailed her own "income transition" from waitress to representative and shot down myths of those with bad credit or bills being financially irresponsible.

"When we say 'tax the rich,' we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosStudents at school system Pence called 'forefront' of reopening now in quarantine The Hill's Coronavirus Report: GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani says DC policymakers need to do more to support ventures and 'solo-preneurs'; Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks Democrats look to go on offense in debate over reopening schools MORE, student-loan-shark rich," she wrote on Twitter Saturday. "Because THAT kind of rich is simply not good for society, & it’s like 10 people."

Ocasio-Cortez then faced blowback for the "10 people" comment, prompting her Dwight Schrute reference, knocking the GOP for taking the remark literally.