Ocasio-Cortez knocks Boebert for call to end extra jobless benefits

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race Toomey takes aim at Schumer's spending windfall for NYC public housing MORE (D-N.Y.) ripped Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for remarks regarding government unemployment benefits during a conservative gathering in Dallas over the weekend. 

"We're here to tell government, we don't want your benefits, we don't want your welfare. Don't come knockin' on my door with your Fauci ouchie, you leave us the hell alone," Boebert said Saturday at CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative politicians, activists and organizers, referring to infectious disease expert Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: CDC signs off on 'mix and match' vaccine boosters Fauci says it's recommended to get same vaccine for COVID-19 boosters The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat MORE and the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine push. 

"Tell ‘em loud and proud girl!" Ocasio-Cortez responded to Boebert in a tweet Saturday evening. "GOP will strip your unemployment protections and dismantle any semblance of a public safety net we have left! Then make working people pay way more for everything on low wages while Wall St gets a meal ticket!" 


"Good ol conservative values baby!" the progressive lawmaker added. 

Boebert, a conservative currently serving in her first term, was among a bevy of members of Congress loyal to former President TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE who spoke at CPAC over the weekend. 

One day before, fellow Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.) rallied the crowd by warning against President Biden’s proposed "door-to-door" COVID-19 vaccine campaign, claiming the same methods could be used to “take” people's guns and Bibles. 

“Think about the mechanisms they would have to build to be able to actually execute that massive of a thing,” Cawthorn said. “And then think about what those mechanisms could be used for. They could then go door-to-door and take your guns. They could go door to door and take your Bibles.”

Boebert made headlines earlier this year when she appeared to carry a gun on the streets of Capitol Hill in an advertisement. 

Ocasio-Cortez has attacked Boebert and Cawthorn's fellow Republicans in the House for downplaying the dangers posed to members during the Jan. 6 insurrection by Trump supporters at the Capitol.