After Donald Trump Jr. shared a social media meme disparaging the incoming freshman congresswoman, New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shot back with her own post reminding him that her party will have a House majority — and subpoena power — in a few weeks.
Right-wing reporter Michael Moates conflated the two issues in his tweet aimed at Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist.
He wrote that there is “a new standard” in the House.
“Bitches will subpoena you if you troll them,” he wrote.
The 29-year-old representative-elect responded on Twitter:
“Wow! A Republican journalist calling me the B-word as he deliberately misinterprets my statement,” she wrote. “Awesome job. How many female leaders have you covered in your career? I’m sure your coverage was very fair and not subconsciously biased at all.”