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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad' The Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds MORE (D-N.Y.) mocked Republican Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeA cash advance to consider McConnell, allies lean into Twitter, media 'war' Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing 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 MarkeyMoulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction Joseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts Overnight Energy: Trump sparks new fight over endangered species protections | States sue over repeal of Obama power plant rules | Interior changes rules for ethics watchdogs 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 HarrisSanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Obama reveals his summer playlist Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump preps conspiracy theory to explain faltering economy Sanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses MORE (I-Vt.).