Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) lashed out at White House aide Kellyanne Conway after she mocked the freshman congresswoman over her “catfight” with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Conway mocked the disagreement between four progressive Democrats and Pelosi over far left opposition to a funding bill the House passed with Republicans.
“Those four female Democrats that Nancy Pelosi is brushing back, I think they are all freshman members,” said Conway on Fox News.
“A major ‘meow moment’ — brushing back in a huge catfight, really ridiculing them — and they voted against the Democratic aid package,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez fired back and accused Conway of using a sexist word.
“‘Catfight’ is the sexist term Republicans use when two adult women happen to disagree with each other,” she claimed.
“The reason they find it so novel &exciting is bc the GOP haven’t elected enough women themselves to see that it can, in fact, be a normal occurrence in a functioning democracy,” she concluded.
She followed up by retweeting another angry tweet from a freshman congresswoman lashing out at Conway.
“Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers’ arms and threw them in cages?” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) asked sarcastically.
“Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth,” she added.
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