Ocasio-Cortez: Conservatives 'gaslight the nation' with dishonest actions

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJane Fonda leads DC climate protest for sixth straight Friday Ocasio-Cortez: 'Trump himself is clearly not satisfied with only one article of impeachment' The Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field MORE (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday said conservatives want to “gaslight the nation” when they try to discredit her.

“Daily Reminder that anytime a conservative tries to lecture us about who ‘knows what they’re talking about’ and who doesn’t, they are not operating honestly, and engaged in a project to protect their agenda and gaslight the nation,” the incoming lawmaker posted on Twitter.

She also shared a tweet which included the Washington Post’s ongoing database of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE’s 6,420 false or misleading remarks in 649 days. 

Ocasio-Cortez, who made history by becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress, was elaborating on her previous comments about White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayNBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing Conway: Trump reacted 'pretty well' to impeachment hearing because 'there was nothing new' MORE.

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Conway recently criticized Ocasio-Cortez while discussing possible successors to White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, saying that the New York Democrat “doesn’t seem to know much about anything.” 

“[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 during an interview with Fox News.

Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Wednesday by accusing Conway of engaging 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.

Ocasio-Cortez has not shied away from confronting conservative critics on Twitter, often calling out members of the Trump administration and Fox News for their commentary on her. 

The progressive from the Bronx has been a lightening rod for criticism since she defeated House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a stunning primary victory.