James Woods roasts Ocazio-Cortez, labelling her 'the most dangerous person in America'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was just told that she is dangerous. A picture of her smiling was used to display the sentiments.
James Woods, a right-wing actor, had a go at the new representative on Thursday. His remark followed Ocasio-Cortez' first speech on the floor of the House.
The speech from Ocasio-Cortez was a staunch attack on the government shutdown that the Trump administration still has ongoing.
To date, the shutdown stands as the longest-running one in U.S. history. It has left about 800,000 federal employees in financial disarray.
Ocasio-Cortez said in her speech:
"It is not normal to hold 800,000 workers' paychecks hostage. It is not normal to shut down the government when we don't get what we want."
First House Floor speech from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC): “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall...The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms." pic.twitter.com/r8tmsGSNtT— CSPAN (@cspan) January 17, 2019
After Ocasio-Cortez' speech, Woods took to Twitter to give his thoughts. He posted a picture of Ocasio-Cortez wearing a toothy smile.
He captioned the picture:
"This is the most dangerous person in America right now. Ignore her at your peril..."
This is the most dangerous person in America right now. Ignore her at your peril... pic.twitter.com/xl9AccTkgD— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 17, 2019
A half an hour later, Woods also mocked the fact that Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrats went on a frenzied search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
He reposted a picture of Ocasio-Cortez sticking her head out of an elevator He captioned the photo: "As the inmates attempt to escape the asylum."
The group was unable to find McConnell, and subsequently left their signed letter imploring him to end the government shutdown in about four offices.
As the inmates attempt to escape the asylum... pic.twitter.com/eYAW7BoLnC— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 17, 2019
This isn't the first time that Woods has gone after democratic figures in the political arena. Back in 2017, he addressed Pelosi's comments regarding the working draft of a health care reform bill Trump wanted to pass.
Pelosi described the draft bill as "sad, mean, and heartless." Woods, an Academy Award winner, responded with a smart remark.
#Trumpcare is an incredibly mean and thoroughly heartless piece of legislation.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 22, 2017
"So is this a healthcare proposal you actually READ?"
Woods was referring to the fact that back in the Obama administration, Pelosi herself wanted to pass a bill so that persons could see it.
So is this a healthcare proposal you actually READ? https://t.co/KaYE93Lvpd— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 22, 2017
At the time, she made the statement: "We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what's in it."
If her words applied back then, they would have applied in 2017. But she appeared to have already seen the bill despite it not yet being passed.