Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to slay sexist assholes on the internet
The right-wing obsession with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is disturbing as hell. Truly. She’s not even been officially sworn in yet, yet she’s the subject of constant criticism and online attacks. The latest one, however, is particularly low — a conservative journalist publicly referred to her as a “bitch” on Twitter.
Because the burden always falls on women in the political arena to defend themselves, she’s learned how to be a clap-back QUEEN.
Michael Moates, a reporter for conservative sites like The Blaze, wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “There is a new standard in Congress. Bitches will subpoena you if you troll them.”
Sigh. Come on, dude. COME ON. You think you’re not gonna catch the flack you deserve for that? Ocasio-Cortez fired back:
The exchange stems from Ocasio-Cortez addressing a meme posted by Donald Trump, Jr., that made fun of her political stance on his Instagram account. Ocasio-Cortez called Junior out for it, because she’s a bad ass who does what she wants (and what is right):
Congress, as a body of government, does have the power to issue a subpoena. Moates intentionally misread her tweet to draw ire (so weird for a reporter from The Blaze — LOL) by implying she was saying she alone had the power.
In fact, he even called on the house to consider “expelling her” for an “abuse of power.” Again, sigh. Come on, bud. COME ON.
While it’s somewhat smugly satisfying to see all of these white men melt down faster than the Wicked Witch of the West over every single move Ocasio-Cortez makes, it’s also exhausting and frustrating as hell. It’s arguably incomparable to literally any other member of the House in history. If she were a man, their toxic obsession wouldn’t be nearly as pervasive.
Luckily, she has no problem handling things herself. She never shies away from a confrontation or a Twitter battle and meets every falsehood spread about her with fact and fervor. She’s calm, cool, collected — which is more than anyone can say for the old bats who harass her every day. We can’t wait to see what she’s capable of after she’s officially in the House beginning in January.