Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Conway: She has 'engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day'

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOmar fends off primary challenge in Minnesota On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high Hillicon Valley: Facebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in second quarter | Republicans introduce bill to defend universities against hackers targeting COVID-19 research | Facebook's Sandberg backs Harris as VP pick MORE on Wednesday fired back at White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayLincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire Lincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Watchdog group accuses Stephen Miller of violating Hatch Act with Biden comments MORE, who recently called the New York Democrat “a 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything.”

“Kellyanne Conway has been engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day. Leveraging those who belittle my capacity is exactly how I defeated a multi-generation, multi-million $ political machine. GOP is even weaker bc their bias has no self-control,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

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Ocasio-Cortez was likely referencing a remark Conway made on NBC’s “Meet the Press” shortly after President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE took office. At the time, Conway said then-White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk launch new program on Newsmax TV The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College Juan Williams: Trump's base begins to crack MORE was presenting “alternative facts” after he mischaracterized the size of the inauguration crowd.

Conway's recent criticism of Ocasio-Cortez came during an interview on Fox News about possible successors to White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, who is stepping down before the end of the month. Conway criticized Ocasio-Cortez for referring to Kelly as a liar.

“[Kelly] is in his fifth decade of public service, and this country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that has been spewed about him recently from the left, and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn't seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, or the Middle East, or military funding,” Conway said on Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday that Kelly was “straight up exposed for lying” about Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonHouse passes bill establishing commission to study racial disparities affecting Black men, boys Florida county official apologizes for social media post invoking Hitler  GOP struggles to confront racial issues MORE (D-Fla.), who the congresswoman-elect said was owed an apology.

Kelly referred to Wilson last year as an “empty barrel” and claimed she had boasted about securing funding for a new FBI field office in her Miami-area district. No video evidence could be found of Wilson making the claim.

Ocasio-Cortez burst onto the political scene after defeating Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, in a primary race. She has been an outspoken progressive on a number of issues and spent her first day at orientation on Capitol Hill visiting protesters participating in a sit-in at House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high McConnell: Time to restart coronavirus talks MORE’s (D-Calif.) office.

Ocasio-Cortez has not been one to shy away from a fight and has repeatedly called out those on Twitter whom she views as representing the establishment that she says she was elected to shake up.