Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to ever be elected into US congress.
Her age and non-traditional background (she comes from a low-income family, she did not attend an Ivy League university and she has 'socialist' stamped on her party identification) makes her a politician for the people.
It also makes her a target, especially for Republicans.
This became self evident last week, when she was subject to abusive remarks made by Republican Representative Ted Yoho.
Following his lacklustre apology, she gave a scathing speech about the systemic sexism that led to his remarks. It went instantly viral.
And this isn't the first time she's clapped back in the best possible way.
Her responses to the steady line of attack has been one of offence, and her retorts both hit the mark and remain light-hearted.
Here are four of AOC's best, even before she was elected to Congress.
1. Clapping back against accusations that she was pretending to be from the Bronx
John Cardillo, a host of Newsmax’s America Talks Live took to Twitter to say that Ocasio-Cortez actually lived in a house in a ‘very nice area’ and concluded that she went to Brown University.
Both of these things attempted to poke a hole in Ocasio-Cortez’s consistent image of a woman who came from a working class background.
He was wrong. By a lot.
1. I didn’t go to Brown or the Ivy League. I went to BU. Try Google.
2. It is nice. Growing up, it was a good town for working people. My mom scrubbed toilets so I could live here & I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity.
3. Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things.
2. When Kellyanne Conway and Eric Trump dragged her, she dragged them back using an iPhone story
A number of pundits attacked Ocasio-Cortez, dragging everything from her politics to her young age. EricTrump even shared a meme on Instagram suggesting that if her policies were realised, Americans would be forced to eat like dogs.
Kellyanne Conway said Ocasio-Cortez ‘doesn’t seem to know much about anything.’
Rather than address it, she linked to an article about an awkward House Judiciary Committee meeting between Rep. Steve King and Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai.
King was angry by offensive content on his daughter’s iPhone, and demanded to know how it got to be there.
I’m not going to say into the record what kind of language was used around that picture of her grandfather but I ask you, how does that show up on a 7-year-old’s iPhone that’s playing a kid’s game?
Pichai replied: ‘Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company.’
3. When she threw yet more shade at Kellyanne Conway
4. When Sarah Palin went for her, she went straight back
Last month Sarah Palin criticised her for ‘fumbling Basic Civics.'
When Ocasio-Cortez had talked about Democrats’ chances of winning ‘all three chambers of government,’ Palin told her followers: ‘YIKES: Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Basic Civics TWICE I 1 Statement.'