The spat began Thursday when Ocasio-Cortez criticized President Donald Trump for putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the task force responding to Coronavirus.
Cruz responded by asking Ocasio-Cortez, “As you are speaking as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome?” (RELATED: ‘They’re Not Ted Cruz, Believe Me’: Trump Mocks Democratic Primary Debates)
Sen. Cruz, while I understand you judge people’s intelligence by the lowest income they’ve had, I hold awards from MIT Lincoln Lab &others for accomplishments in microbiology.
Secondly, I’m surprised you’re asking about chromosomes given that you don’t even believe in evolution. https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1233130604436369409
Cruz challenged Ocasio-Cortez directly then, pointing out the fact that he had asked her three scientific questions that she had ignored in favor of sharing her “resume & ad hominem attacks.”
Cruz then repeated all three of the questions, beginning with the one about the Y chromosome.
We see evolution every day: the Dem party is rapidly evolving into an angry, anti-science socialist ideology. You insulted Pence & I asked you 3 real Qs re science. You ignored all 3 & responded w/ your resume & ad hominem attacks. Instead of insults, address the substance. https://twitter.com/aoc/status/1233409167085449216 …
“Science Q2 was ‘at what age of gestation does science tell us that an unborn child feels physical pain?’” Cruz’s second question was meant to challenge the Democratic Party’s position allowing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy for any reason.
“And Science Q3 was ‘of the 195 countries on planet Earth, which country produced the greatest total reduction in CO2 emissions in 2019?’” Cruz’s final question attacked the Green New Deal and the fact that the United States is not the primary offender with regard to CO2 emissions.
At the time of publication, Ocasio-Cortez had not responded to any of the questions.