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

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez among progressives joining House Oversight: report On The Money: Shutdown Day 32 | Senate to vote on dueling funding measures | GOP looks to change narrative | Dems press Trump on recalled workers | Kudlow predicts economy will 'snap back' after shutdown Why Ocasio-Cortez should make flood insurance reform a priority 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 TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing 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 ConwayGeorge Conway on Giuliani walking back Trump Tower Moscow comments: ‘Translation: I made s--- up’ Christie says Trump hired 'riffraff' in new book George Conway: ‘Insane’ if Trump spoke to Cohen about testimony 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.