Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Fox News host Laura Ingraham a “neo-Nazi fan favorite” in a brief but heated Twitter exchange on Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez — a member of the “Squad” of Democratic congresswomen of color President Donald Trump suggested should “go back” to the countries of their ethnic origins — tweeted a response to Columbia University’s Knight Institute urging her not to block accounts online.
“1. I have 5.2 million followers. Less than 20 accounts are blocked for ongoing harassment. 0 are my constituents. 2. Harassment is not a viewpoint. Some accounts, like the Daily Caller, posted fake nude photos of me & abused my comments to spread it. No one is entitled to abuse,” the congresswoman posted.
Ocasio-Cortez continued, writing, “People are free to speak whatever classist, racist, false, misogynistic, bigoted comments they’d like. They do not have the right to force others to endure their harassment and abuse.”
Hours later, Ingraham weighed in on Ocasio-Cortez’s first tweet, dinging the representative for her grammar. “‘Fewer’ than 20 accounts…,” the TV host corrected.
“See? You’re a neo-Nazi fan favorite and I don’t block you for defending white supremacist viewpoints and mocking gun violence survivors,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote back, referencing a segment that caused Ingraham’s “The Ingraham Angle” to lose advertisers last year.
Ingraham didn’t respond and Fox News has not commented.