Ocasio-Cortez to followers: If Mike Lee can be a senator, you can do anything

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Biden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) mocked Republican Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe self-fulfilling Iran prophecy No patriotic poll bump for Trump, but Soleimani strike may still help him politically Senators are politicians, not jurors — they should act like it MORE (Utah) on Tuesday after the lawmaker criticized her Green New Deal proposal.

In a tweet, the New York Democrat quipped that Lee's assertion that a number of problems could be solved by "[falling] in love, [getting] married and [having] some kids" was proof that anyone was capable of running for Senate in America.


"Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

"But then they do things like this to clear it right up," she added, referring to Lee's speech. "If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything."

Lee targeted the Green New Deal in a speech from the Senate floor earlier Tuesday, calling the resolution "unserious."

"The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution that we're considering this week but rather the serious business of human flourishing. The solution to so many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married and have some kids," Lee said.

Republicans and some Democrats have hammered the Green New Deal resolution introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeySenate Dems to Pompeo: Comments about NPR reporter 'insulting and contemptuous' Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill Twitter tells facial-recognition app maker to stop collecting its data MORE (D-Mass.) in recent weeks as the Senate prepares to force a vote on the resolution. The plan calls for a major shift in U.S. infrastructure toward clean energy usage and zero carbon emissions.

Several candidates vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination have endorsed the resolution fully or in theory, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Harris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (I-Vt.).