Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Republican lawmakers for calling feminine legislators by nicknames after President Trump twice referred to her as “AOC” in Thursday night time’s debate.
“I ponder if Republicans perceive how a lot they promote their disrespect of girls in debates after they constantly name ladies members of Congress by nicknames or first names whereas utilizing titles & final names when referring to males of = stature,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted early Friday morning.
“Ladies discover. It conveys quite a bit,” she wrote.
The Queens-Bronx congresswoman stated her standard nickname, “AOC”, was born out of the group and ought to be reserved for “the individuals.”
“Authorities colleagues referring to one another in a public or skilled context (aka who don’t know me like that) ought to confer with their friends as “Congresswoman,” “Consultant,” and many others. Primary respect 101,” the lawmaker added on Twitter.
Trump, whereas answering a query about balancing local weather change and the economic system, used the time period “AOC plus three” two occasions throughout the debate.
The “plus three” is an obvious reference to Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, whom Trump additionally routinely refers to by one other nickname, “The Squad.”