James Woods calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘the most dangerous person in America’ after her impassioned speech in the House ridiculing Trump over the shutdown
- Veteran actor Woods tweeted Thursday after Ocasio-Cortez’s maiden speech
- The newly sworn-in congresswoman addressed the House floor for the first time
- In her speech she slammed the President over the partial government shutdown
- As of Friday morning, the C-SPAN video of her speech had reached 2.3m views
James Woods tweeted that Ocasio-Cortez was the ‘most dangerous woman in America’
Fervent Republican James Woods has called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘the most dangerous woman in America’ in a post on Twitter.
Tweeting a picture of the young Democratic congresswoman on Thursday, Woods wrote: ‘This is the most dangerous person in America right now. Ignore her at your peril…’
Woods’ tweet came just hours after Ocasio Cortez’s maiden speech to the House – which instantly became the most viewed Twitter video ever for a representative.
As of Friday morning it had 2.3million views.
Ocasio-Cortez used her first speech to the House floor to blast Donald Trump over the partial government shutdown which is nearing its fourth week.
‘The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall,’ Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday.
‘The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms.’
Ocasio-Cortez delivers a letter calling to an end to the government shutdown to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday
Currently, the representative has 2.45million followers on Twitter and another 1.8million on Instagram.
Her platform continues to increase as Ocasio-Cortez woos new followers with her nifty videos and social media presence.
A recent Rasmussen Reports poll even found that if next year’s election was between President Donald Trump and Ocasio-Cortez, 43 percent would pick the president while 40 percent would vote for Ocasio-Cortez.
Woods’ post on Twitter to his nearly 2million followers received a great deal of attention on social media, and was ‘liked’ nearly 13,000 times.
A day earlier he tweeted ‘as the inmates attempt to escape the asylum…’ along with a picture of Ocasio-Cortez.
Woods’ tweet came just hours after Ocasio-Cortez addressed the House for the first time on Thursday
The veteran actor has said in the past that being a conservative in Hollywood has made it difficult for him in recent years to find roles.
He called Donald Trump ‘the voice of the American people’ and has made no secret of his support for the president.
In October 2017, the two-time Oscar nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner claimed that he has been ‘blacklisted’ by the liberal Hollywood elites, driving him to the brink of retirement from acting.
‘While #Liberals scream about the 50’s blacklist, my #Repub actor friends are terrified of losing their ability to provide for their families,’ he once tweeted.
Woods is best known for his roles in Ghosts of Mississippi, Salvador and Videodrome. Over the past five years, he has mostly done voice work on animated shows and video games.
From left: Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Lauren Underwood and Katie Hill march through congress looking for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Ocasio-Cortez started the hashtag #WheresMitch as she visited his office in the Capitol but couldn’t find him
Howard Mortman, the comapny’s communications director, posted the news on his Twitter on Thursday along with a video of the 29-year-old’s speech
Outspoken Ocasio-Cortez has been vocal in her condemnation of the government shutdown.
On Wednesday shee was among four Democrats to march through congress and demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hold a vote to reopen the government.
He seems to be running away from us,’ said New York lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest female member of Congress in history, as she paced through the Capitol.
The Bronx-born progressive later started the hashtag #WheresMitch as they struggled to find McConnell.