(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the far-left New York congresswoman who is best known as “AOC”, claimed during the second and final presidential debate on Thursday that it’s “sexist” for the president to call her by her nickname.
During the debate, President Donald Trump described how Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s energy and climate plan was dreamed up by “AOC plus three,” referring to the “squad” of female far-left congresswomen that AOC often pushes partisan legislation with.
AOC responded to the claims saying that the use of her nickname, which is literally her own Twitter handle and something she embraces, is a sign that the Republicans don’t respect women.
“I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature. Women notice., It conveys a lot,” she claimed.
AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC.
Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as “Congresswoman,” “Representative,”etc. Basic respect 101
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 23, 2020
AOC went on to say that her nickname was given to her by “community & the people.”
“Y’all can call me AOC,” the New York Congresswoman said, for some reason imitating southern slang.
“Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as ‘Congresswoman,’ ‘Representative,’ etc. Basic respect 101,” she added.
Alright, AOC. Calm down.
Left-wing supporters of AOC supported her in her Twitter comments, but many conservatives, Republicans, and right-wing pundits called AOC out on her hypocrisy.
Blaze TV contributor Lauren Chen called her out, saying that AOC is not a nickname but her initials.
“JFK is also not a nickname,” she said.
AOC is not a nickname, they’re your initials.
JFK is also not a nickname.
The FBI, again, is not a nickname.
You can maybe say that Trump should’ve still used your official title, but Obama was also referenced sans title, and you don’t see him whining about it on Twitter… https://t.co/hkBiStG1em
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) October 23, 2020
The Wire contributor Michael Knowles also pointed ut how President Donald Trump referred to Joe Biden “Joe.”
He called Joe Biden “Joe.” Get over yourself. https://t.co/qpcFlUkJcd
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) October 23, 2020
What do you think…is she offended? Does she have a point? Or is she just trying to score points against the president?