Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to physically assault a comedian who trolled her while walking into the capitol building on Wednesday.
Comedian “Primetime” Alex Stein recorded a video of himself playfully trolling the congresswoman, saying, “AOC my favorite big booty Latina, I love you!” He continued, “She wants to kill babies, but she’s still beautiful.”
In the video, AOC can be seen walking over to Stein and flashing a peace sign.
AOC took to Twitter to blast Stein, saying, “I posted about a deeply disgusting incident that happened today on the Capitol steps, but took it down [because] it’s clearly someone seeking extremist fame. It’s just a bummer to work in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more. Just really sad.”
She then claimed she wanted to commit violence against Stein, saying, “I was actually walking over to deck him because if no one will protect us then I’ll do it myself but I needed to catch a vote more than a case today.”
Many social media users doubt AOC’s aggressive claim. They note in the video that AOC approached Stein to give the peace sign and laugh off the incident.
Riiiiiiiight pic.twitter.com/8Uj6pV7e7D— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) July 14, 2022
AOC also went on Instagram live to air her grievances with the capitol police.
Alex Stein (also known as “Number 99”) is known for his conservative political positions and trolling tactics. A trademark of Stein’s is to attend city council meetings and engage in over-the-top, ironic behavior.
One such incident was Stein rapping in feigned support of Ukraine at a Plano, TX city council meeting. In the clip, Stein sneaks in a hilarious bit on Lindsey Graham’s statement that Putin needs to be “taken out.” The video went viral and inspired many spin-offs.
The Daily Caller obtained an exclusive comment from Stein, where he shared his insight into why he approached the congresswoman:
“AOC always complains about being sexualized and how everyone wants to date her so I wanted to actually sexualize her in a harmless way, knowing that she would go insane and have to share what happened to the entire world. They say never feed a troll, but AOC just gave me an unlimited buffet.”