Reacting to last night’s Presidential debate, AOC took issue with Republicans referring to her are “AOC.” The NY lawmaker was presumably referring to President Trump who called her “AOC” during the debate.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote “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.”
She continued “Women notice. It conveys a lot.”
AOC then explained “AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC.”
She added “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”
Conservative Lauren Chen fired back:
“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…”
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
After the VP debate, AOC similarly took issue with Vice President Pence referring to her as “AOC”
The media sensation and progressive Democrat star wrote “For the record @Mike_Pence, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez to you.”
For the record @Mike_Pence, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez to you.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 8, 2020