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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To 'Basic Civics' Jab From Sarah Palin

Palin's jabs "look like the FWD:RE:FWD:WATCH THIS grandpa emails from the ’08 election they lost," the representative-elect joked.

She’s not been sworn into office yet, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already proving capable at rebuffing attacks ― this time from a former GOP standard-bearer.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tweeted a jab at the incoming Democratic congresswoman from New York on Thursday, calling out Ocasio-Cortez for misspeaking in an interview and referring to the three branches of government as the “three chambers of Congress,” then the “three chambers of government,” which Ocasio-Cortez called “the presidency, the Senate and the House.”

The irony of Palin commenting on someone else’s gaffe wasn’t lost on the Twitter crowd ― after all, the former Alaska governor’s 2008 vice presidential bid was marked byfar greater fumbles.

Ocasio-Cortez, meanwhile, issued her own tongue-in-cheek response.

“Now that’s *TWO* fallen GOP Vice Pres candidates going after a freshman Congresswoman that’s not even sworn in yet,” she tweeted. “Isn’t it a little early to be bringing out the big guns? Especially when they look like the FWD:RE:FWD:WATCH THIS grandpa emails from the ’08 election they lost.”

Ocasio-Cortez clarified that the second vice presidential candidate was Joe Lieberman, who ran as a Democrat and served in the Senate as an independent.

Her beef with the senator presumably stems from a June Wall Street Journal editorial he wrote, warning readers her non-mainstream candidacy “hurts the party, Congress and even America.”

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