Democratic Rep. Nydia Velázquez (N.Y.) responded to a conservative student’s tweet about last week’s State of the Union address by saying “you’re right to be afraid of us.” CJ Pearson, 16, tweeted that “the woman next to” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) – Velázquez — wanted to “look the other way” while Ocasio-Cortez was speaking.
Velazquez, 65, took offense to the young Republican personality for not knowing her name and said that people like her and Ocasio-Cortez, are the “future of this country.”
Her Tweet is, to put it kindly, self-important hot air:
But you should learn my name. https://t.co/frL8ikNDcV
— Nydia M Velázquez (@ReElectNydia) February 6, 2019
“I was completely taken aback,” he said. “There is a sitting congresswoman telling me that I should fear her … I do not fear her because this is America.”
Pearson said that Velázquez isn’t the future and that the current American youth is the most conservative generation since World War II.
“If anyone should be scared, it’s the congresswoman,” he said.
Pearson said he would have wanted to have a discussion with the congresswoman instead of the debacle on Twitter.
“It was classless and beneath the office that she holds,” he said.
This was the second time female lawmakers were encouraged to don white while watching the high-profile speech in person. After Trump’s inauguration in 2017 and the massive Women’s March on Washington that followed, Frankel decided to call on colleagues to show solidarity.
“We wear white to unite against any attempts by the Trump administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women,” Frankel said in a statement to USA Today in February 2017. “We will not go back.”