Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not at all happy that Dem Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is a “no” on the “Build Back Better” bill. During AOC’s interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” her rant about Sen. Manchin contained this claim:
Rep. @AOC (D-NY) on Sen. Manchin's no on BBB Act:
“The idea that Joe Manchin says he can’t explain this back home to his people is a farce … I represent just as many or more people than Joe Manchin does.” pic.twitter.com/F9W1Ex8epU
— The Recount (@therecount) December 20, 2021
As it turns out, AOC was just a little off (we’re sure you’re totally surprised):
AOC said she thought her district had as many residents as West Virginia, on “Morning Joe” today.
West Virginia pop: 1.79M residents
NY-14 pop: 750,000 residents
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) December 20, 2021
You mean AOC was spreading incorrect information again? Color us shocked!
Plus or minus one million.
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 20, 2021
Oddly enough no one ever complains that Bernie Sanders is elected in a state with roughly the same population as Staten Island
— CTIronman (@CTIronman) December 20, 2021
The Dems would rather not use that one as an example.
— WearingMyMask (@JonathanAEvers) December 20, 2021
Tell me you don’t know anything about West Virginia and have complete contempt for the people living there without telling me that. https://t.co/G2Uic4Cc9D
— Boris Ryvkin (@BRyvkin) December 20, 2021
Um, she represents about a third of the number of people @Sen_JoeManchin represents, as if that bogus point meant anything anyway.
— Rod McCulloch (@ILPollster) December 20, 2021
AOC math https://t.co/ikuDGgVrFM
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 20, 2021
Perhaps she meant to say “Biden voters”? https://t.co/m9RrT3zBQO
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) December 20, 2021
More AOC math: 49 > 51 🤔
— Evan L (@Evan_GoCats) December 20, 2021
Thank god I never learned this new math where 600k > 1800k. 🤷♂️
— A Pocalypse (@PayneTrane4) December 20, 2021
Is AOC using the same math technique that makes spending a few trillion dollars cost “zero” dollars?