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

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGOP senator voices concern about Trump order, hasn't decided whether he'll back it Ocasio-Cortez in Bronx speech: New Yorkers deserve ‘dignified jobs’ Amazon exec invites Ocasio-Cortez to tour facilities after criticism MORE on Wednesday fired back at White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House seeks to clarify Trump remarks on emergency Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' 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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE took office. At the time, Conway said then-White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerEx-White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump White House announces changes in press office Former White House aide says he's not worried about lawsuit over tell-all book 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 WilsonDem behind impeachment push to boycott State of the Union Democrats seek to take on Trump at State of the Union Booker reaches out to lawmakers to seek support for 2020 bid 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNational emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price 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.