After Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC, fondly) expressed concern over the fact that Ivanka Trump was being brought along or even sent in her father’s place to important international meetings with essential allies, certain conservatives predictably used it as an opportunity to attack AOC over her past as a bartender. This is not the first time they’ve pulled this, and the young congresswoman’s response is the same.

Piers Morgan was responding to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet saying that “being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.” Luckily, Ocasio-Cortez was involved in politics for years while supporting herself with her bartending job, making her plenty qualified to be a representative for her district. She might not be entirely qualified to go to G20 and speak with world leaders, but she’s not the one doing that, is she?

AOC herself had a better and more concise response to accusations that she wasn’t qualified to be a congresswoman, using a simple image to illustrate her qualifications.

For the record, Ivanka’s resume prior to 2016 is filled with her sub-par fashion line, modeling, TV appearances, and writing self-help books.

Later, AOC put the issue to bed by stating that she is proud of the hard work she did as a bartender while also laying out her actual political experience and calling out Republicans for classism.

Is the GOP the party of the working American or isn’t it? They make the answer to that pretty clear with their own actions and public tweets on a daily basis. Right now, a lot of working-class people are loving AOC and, as always, hating Piers Morgan.

Why does Piers Morgan continue to try it? It’s surprising he has time to go after AOC when he spends so much of his time responding to random people insulting him on the internet.

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*First Published: July 1, 2019, 11:16 am