Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis of South Carolina appeared with freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on a town hall debate stage that aired Friday on MSNBC.
During a discussion of the Green New Deal favored by Ocasio-Cortez, Inglis attracted some boos from the crowd when he questioned the ambitious proposal’s viability.
When an audience member called the Republican a ‘moron,’ his political rival stepped in.
“Hey!” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “That’s unacceptable.”
She went on to describe her reaction as “the difference between [her] and Trump.”
In a tweet sharing footage of the exchange, she added: “Let’s debate, not debase.”
Let’s debate, not debase. ✌🏽 https://t.co/QqmRpT92NF
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 30, 2019