The conservative media has been obsessing over the newest Democratic rising star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, since election day. Titillated at the thought of having a honest-to-god democratic s-s-s-s-s-s-s-socialist to mock and demean, they’ve spent countless hours analyzing her every move and trying to portray her as both a hypocrite and an ignorant fool.
The past 24 hours for @Ocasio2018:
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: H-
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 14, 2018
That didn’t end so well for Washington Examiner writer Eddie Scarry, who today decide to insinuate that Cortez was lying about how much money she has because…she had a jacket and a coat appropriate for wearing to the United States Congress.
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Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles. pic.twitter.com/oaLpy5aXlt
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) November 15, 2018
Conservatives have found it hilarious that Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old former bartender from New York, couldn’t afford to rent a house in Washington D.C. until her Congressional paychecks started coming in. Scarry’s tweet is clearly a smug attempt to imply that she was lying about how much money she had because she could afford clothing.
the absolute dumbest people in dc think that in order to support robust social programs you should have to wear a barrel with suspenders on it and eat dirt pic.twitter.com/Mfp8XpxxEv
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) November 15, 2018
The denizens of Twitter immediately pounced, flooding his tweet with over 12,000 angry replies in a little over an hour.
But it didn’t take long before the internet figured out that this was not the first time that Scarry had been caught sharing creepy pictures of women without their consent.
Just saw a very special person outside SCOTUS. Don't want to give it away but here's her butt pic.twitter.com/xig4ic9a6n
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) March 26, 2013
It turns out Scarry is known around DC for taking “creepshots” of women and posting them online.
The above tweet was part of a series of shots of what he termed “weird sightings” but what we would call “fetish photographs.” The Observer reports he posted pictures with captions like, “This big butt, one of many that made an already cramped event that much smaller…Another big butt…And one final series of big butts.”
Then there’s the feet pic.
Check out the bunyon on this otherwise cute woman's foot. pic.twitter.com/PseeNzSG
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) August 16, 2012
Then it gets worse. Much, much worse:
I dunno, are the children hot? https://t.co/c1okK77Hvq
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) December 23, 2017
This guy should probably be on some kind of sexual predator watchlist, but considering his employer is the Washington Examiner, it’s unlikely this exceptionally creepy behavior will result in any disciplinary action.
Ocasio-Cortez quickly took to Twitter to address the photo, correctly pointing out that no matter what she might do, they would try to tear her down, because they’re terrified of what she represents and recognize the power that her ideas hold.
If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside.
If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh & take a picture of my backside.
Dark hates light – that’s why you tune it out.
Shine bright & keep it pushing.✨ https://t.co/mRq5wn0v9A
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 15, 2018
As of publication, Scarry has elected to tweet through it and pretend that nothing is wrong despite being the laughingstock of the internet.
Come at the queen, you best not miss.
— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) November 15, 2018