Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) lambasted Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) for calling her a “young woman” while berating her about politics.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez accused Manchin of opposing the Democrats’ $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure deal over climate crisis measures that would irritate his big energy donors. She claimed he holds “Weekly caucuses with Exxon” and gives lobbyists a “pen to write so-called ‘bipartisan’ bills on fossil fuels. “
Manchin responded to CNN on Sunday, saying Ocasio-Cortez’s accusation about the Exxon meetings was false.
“I keep my door open for everyone,” he said. “This is totally wrong.”
He then complained about Ocasio-Cortez.
“Keep dividing, dividing, dividing,” he said. “I don’t know the young woman very well. I really don’t. I met her once, I think, between the sets here. But that’s all. So we had no conversation. She’s just speculating and saying things because she wants to.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Manchin’s comments on Twitter:
Others stepped in to detonate Manchin’s condescending comments:
On Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez became the topic of conversation at the Met Gala for wearing a white Brother Vellies dress with the words “TAX THE RICH” scrawled in red on the back.
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