Ocasio-Cortez: Gosar so weak he 'couldn't open a pickle jar'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Supporting Sinema challenge by someone like Gallego would be easy decision New Mexico Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE (D-N.Y.) excoriated Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarJan. 6 committee subpoenas leaders of 'America First' movement Lawmakers coming under increased threats — sometimes from one another McCarthy says he'll strip Dems of committee slots if GOP wins House MORE (R-Ariz.) on Twitter on Monday after he posted an anime video with his face superimposed on a figure violently attacking characters depicting Ocasio-Cortez and President BidenJoe BidenFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Romney tests positive for coronavirus Pelosi sidesteps progressives' March 1 deadline for Build Back Better MORE

"This dude is a just a collection of wet toothpicks anyway," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet thread. 

"White supremacy is for extremely fragile people &sad men like him, whose self concept relies on the myth that he was born superior because deep down he knows he couldn’t open a pickle jar or read a whole book by himself," she added. 


Ocasio-Cortez also slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyRhode Island state treasurer running for Langevin's seat in US House McConnell aims to sidestep GOP drama over Trump House Republicans bash Democrats' China competition bill MORE (R-Calif.) in the thread, saying Gosar will not face any consequences because McCarthy will "cheer him on with excuses."

She also detailed times she's been verbally harassed by other members of Congress, including an incident last summer when she was accosted by then-Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) on the Capitol steps.

In another incident, she recalled being aggressively confronted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), which at the time prompted Ocasio-Cortez to call on House leadership to ensure “a safe, civil place for all Members and staff.”


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi sidesteps progressives' March 1 deadline for Build Back Better Let's 'reimagine' political corruption Briahna Joy Gray discusses Pelosi's 2022 re-election announcement MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for investigations into Gosar for his video and encouraged McCarthy to do the same. 

"Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated," she tweeted Tuesday. "@GOPLeader should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate."

Gosar's video features characters from a Japanese-style anime series, their faces superimposed with pictures of Gosar and two other conservative lawmakers — Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Greene — who are armed with swords.

The video shows Gosar's character attacking a character depicting Ocasio-Cortez by striking her in the back of the neck with a sword.

Gosar responded to the onslaught of criticism from Democrats in tweet Monday morning with a white male character saying, "It's a cartoon. Relax."

The Hill reached out to Gosar's and McCarthy's offices for comment.