AOC responds to Kellyanne Conway saying she won't resign from US Air Force Academy board: 'Don't let the fascist victim complex hit you on the way out'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York City on June 3. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez roasted Kellyanne Conway on Twitter on Wednesday.

  • Conway had refused to resign from the board of visitors for the US Air Force Academy.

  • The Biden administration has asked several Trump holdovers to resign from military school boards.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at the former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, "Don't let the fascist victim complex hit you on the way out," after Conway refused to resign from the board of visitors for the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the White House Office of Presidential Personnel sent letters to former members of the Trump administration asking them to relinquish their positions on advisory and visitor's boards for the US Military Academy, the US Naval Academy, and the US Air Force Academy. Those who did not resign would be given the boot.

Those asked to step down included Conway, the former press secretary Sean Spicer, and the former national security advisor H.R. McMaster.

In response, Conway posted a letter on Twitter, addressed to President Joe Biden, in which she said she was not resigning from her position on the board of visitors for the US Air Force Academy.

"I'm not resigning, but you should," Conway signed off in her letter.

-Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021

Ocasio-Cortez quote-tweeted Conway and responded to her rejection letter.

"A predictable, if not unfortunate, outcome. Clinging onto vestiges of power against the people's will is kind of your /Trump's / the GOP's thing," she wrote.

"When you're fired, don't let the fascist victim complex hit you on the way out."

-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 8, 2021

Conway was a controversial member of Donald Trump's administration until she left, citing family obligations, in August 2020.

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