AOC calls Joe Manchin’s ‘young lady’ remark ‘patronizing behavior’

AOC calls Joe Manchin’s ‘young lady’ remark ‘patronizing behavior’


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.

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“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

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