Lefty New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the UK parliamentary system — and took shots at US politics — following Prime Minister Liz Truss’ resignation.
The Democratic congresswoman told a British Instagram follower who claimed to be embarrassed by the UK, that America was actually the more shameful of the two countries.
“Honestly I respect the UK for having a political system that is responsive and independent enough to swiftly make corrections in situations such as these,’” AOC wrote on her Instagram story Saturday night.
The socialist representing the Bronx and Queens in Congress was responding to a question submitted to her Instagram that read: “How is the rest of the world viewing England at the minute cause I’m currently embarrassed.”
While she said she “can’t speak for the rest of the world,” AOC went on to commend the British governing system.
“I respect that your parliamentary system seems to afford a greater level of independence and accountability than the US, where our two-party duopoly forces people to have much more limited political options,” she wrote.
In what could be read as a jab at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or President Biden, the far-left firebrand said the US political system makes it “extremely difficult to hold one’s own party leadership accountable. without being accused of (and in some cases actually risking) ‘helping the other side.’”
Then, in response to the comment from her follower about being embarrassed by the UK, AOC took a shot at the US.
“Think about it: We had Trump for four years! No take backs! Imagine being stuck like that. Or being a rich country with no guaranteed healthcare. Now THAT’s embarrassing,” she said.
Truss announced her resignation Thursday, making her the shortest-serving leader in the UK’s history.
The shunned leader left office with a measly 10% favorability rating among the British public, according to a recent YouGov poll.