Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) on Sunday fired back at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) after the centrist senator referred to her as “young lady” while responding to criticism from the congresswoman.
“In Washington, I usually know my questions of power are getting somewhere when the powerful stop referring to me as ‘Congresswoman’ and start referring to me as ‘young lady’ instead,” she tweeted.
“Imagine if every time someone referred to someone as ‘young lady’ they were ask responded to by being addressed with their age and gender?” she continued. “They’d be pretty upset if one responded with ‘the old man,’ right? Why this kind of weird, patronizing behavior is so accepted is beyond me!”
Imagine if every time someone referred to someone as “young lady” they were ask responded to by being addressed with their age and gender? They’d be pretty upset if one responded with “the old man,” right? Why this kind of weird, patronizing behavior is so accepted is beyond me!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 13, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments come after Manchin made remarks about the congresswoman during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” when he discussed recent accusations from the House lawmaker that the senator huddles “weekly” with personnel from Exxon Mobil.
Manchin denied those allegations during the CNN appearance, saying they are “totally false” and that such comments “continue to divide, divide, divide.”
“I don’t know that young lady that well. I really don’t. I have met her one time, I think, between sets here. But … (Read more)