AOC lays into Manchin after he refers to her as ‘young lady’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took exception to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) after he referred to her as “young lady” while addressing 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,” Ocasio-Cortez 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!”
Manchin remarked about Ocasio-Cortez during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” denying her recent accusations that he meets “weekly” with Exxon Mobil personnel.
“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 that’s it. So we have not had any conversations. She’s just speculating and saying things because she wants to,” Manchin said.