The feud between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Joe Manchin heated up over the weekend, with the progressive firebrand hitting back at the moderate Democrat for referring to her as a “young lady.”
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wrote in a posting on Twitter that included a winking emoji.
“Imagine if every time someone referred to someone as ‘young lady’ they were ask responded to by being addressed with their age and gender?” the 31-year-old asked in another tweet.
“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!,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
The 74-year-old Manchin (D-WV) was responding to allegations by Ocasio-Cortez that he “huddles” weekly with Exxon during an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State