Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded Saturday to GOP strategist Ed Rollins’ reference to her as “little girl” during an appearance on Fox Business Friday, calling his characterization of her “misogyny” that should be taxed.
“GOP loves to insult my intelligence, yet offers *this* as their best + most seasoned opposition to my policy proposals. If anything, this dude is a walking argument to tax misogyny at 100%,” she said in a tweet. “Republicans rob everyone the opportunity of real policy debate by resorting to this.”
During a guest appearance with host Lou Dobbs on Friday, Rollins dismissed Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as a “little girl” over her remarks to “60 Minutes” this week that top earners should be taxed up to 70 percent.
“If you’re going to put her out front with her mouth, she now has attention she’s never had before and you’re going to put the little girl who wants to do pre-Reagan economics and seventy percent taxes, the Democrat women are basically going to be damaged badly,” Rollins said.
The line was met by a laugh from Dobbs, who said that “damn fools” running the country indeed came in all “sizes and stripes and genders” — and then threw in a mention of former House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Reps for Fox News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Saturday.
This week, Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in as a representative for New York as part of the House’s new Democratic majority. Though only a freshman, she has become a popular voice for Democratic causes. Her Twitter following now exceeds that of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.