Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez went after high school student and conservative teenager CJ Pearson on Tuesday, saying that he should “learn her name” and that he’s “right to be afraid of us” — referring to herself and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
During the State of the Union address, Pearson, a 16-year-old political commentator, noted on Twitter that Ocasio-Cortez was talking through President Donald Trump’s “entire speech and the woman next to her keeps trying to look the other way.”
The 65-year-old congresswoman responded to the teenager’s seemingly harmless tweet, despite not being tagged in it, saying that her and Ocasio-Cortez “are the future of the country.” She added, “and you’re right to be afraid of us. But you should learn my name.”
Velázquez was promptly ratioed, with only 921 people “liking” her tweet and nearly 5,000 people responding — mostly in defense of Pearson.
Pearson responded sharply, by saying “I’m sorry if I bruised your ego but genuinely, I really don’t know you are. Do less tweeting and more work, Congresswoman. Maybe, then, more Americans will know your name. Be blessed.”
Unlike her tweet, well-spoken Georgia teen’s response garnered nearly 27,000 “likes.”
Pearson has been blogging about politics since he was just eight years old. He has been a popular and fierce supporter of President Donald Trump, despite growing up in a Democratic family.
“It’s a shame to see elected officials seeking to instill fear into those they’re supposedly supposed to ‘represent’. It is increasingly evident that Democrats are the party of hate and division,” Pearson told the Gateway Pundit when asked about the tweets.