Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday blasted a conservative journalist who called her a “bitch” in a Twitter post.
Ocasio-Cortez was responding to Michael Moates, who quote-tweeted Ocasio-Cortez earlier Friday, saying that “there is a new standard in Congress. Bitches will subpoena you if you troll them.”
Wow! A Republican journalist calling me the B-word as he deliberately misinterprets my statement.
Awesome job. How many female leaders have you covered in your career? I’m sure your coverage was very fair and not subconsciously biased at all. https://t.co/FZOsVY92EP
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 7, 2018
The back-and-forth between Ocasio-Cortez and Moates stems from Ocasio-Cortez hitting back at Donald Trump Jr. for making fun of her. Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram picturing her that implied socialists eat dogs.
The self-described democratic socialist ripped Trump Jr. in a Twitter post, mocking his “very, very large brain” and reminding him that she will be part of a Democratic majority in the House next year that will have subpoena power over President Trump, which prompted Moates’s tweet about the “new standard in Congress.”- READ MORE