Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mocked Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) for studying an extended listing of “particular pursuits” at a Home oversight committee listening to on Wednesday. The Democrat later posted the change (which you’ll watch beneath), writing, “You can’t make this stuff up.”
The listening to on “third-party litigation funding” had Democrats arguing that outdoors backing of lawsuits allowed plaintiffs to tackle massive companies whereas testimony from Johnson & Johnson referred to as for extra disclosure on the id of these financing lawsuits.
Mace gave a nod to organizations that “reached out” for the assembly.
“One final be aware of enterprise. I’d wish to say thanks to the various teams and organizations that reached out in anticipation of this listening to right this moment with letters outlining their stances on the difficulty,” Mace mentioned.
“I’d wish to enter into the file letters to the committee from the American Tort Reform Affiliation, American Property Casualty Insurance coverage Affiliation, the Superior Medical Expertise Affiliation, the Institute for Authorized Reform, the Worldwide Authorized Finance Affiliation, Nationwide Affiliation of Producers, Jerry Theodorou on the R Road Institute. With out objection, so ordered. … I might now wish to yield 5 minutes to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.”
“I thank [you] for the itemizing of all of the particular pursuits concerned as well as on this listening to,” Ocasio-Cortez sniped.
Ocasio-Cortez then used the litigation-funding focus to name out the excessive court docket.
“After I first heard that the Republican aspect was going to be calling a listening to on third-party affect in our courts, I used to be so excited as a result of I believed, lastly we’re going to handle the most important scandal in American democracy that we’re presently having proper now, which is the extraordinary corruption and wholesale buy of members of the Supreme Courtroom,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned.
“And I additionally discover it amusing that we simply heard from the Republican aspect, ‘Ucchh, why will we need to discuss this?’” she added. “As a result of ladies have misplaced the appropriate to decide on, as a result of Indigenous folks have misplaced rights, as a result of minorities have misplaced rights, as a result of working folks throughout the nation have misplaced rights as a consequence of this stage of corruption.”
For an extended look, fast-forward to 2:50:16:
Ocasio-Cortez and Mace have a combative historical past. Additionally they beefed when Mace questioned the Democrat’s private account of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.