Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., accused the marketing campaign of Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell of unfairly dismissing issues a few controversial picture posted to social media.
“‘Boys will probably be boys.’ Is that additionally the explanation why you’ve chosen to dam the Violence Towards Girls act too, @senatemajldr?” she tweeted at McConnell on Tuesday.
Her tweet was a part of a operating feud that began with the freshman congresswomen calling out McConnell’s marketing campaign over a photograph of apparently underage boys groping and strangling a cardboard cutout bearing her picture. The boys wore “Team Mitch” T-shirts.
AOC SLAMS MCCONNELL AFTER PHOTO OF YOUNG MEN IN ‘TEAM MITCH’ T-SHIRTS ‘GROPING’ CUTOUT SURFACES
When The Day by day Beast reported on the McConnell marketing campaign’s response, it claimed that his marketing campaign supervisor “essentially says boys will be boys.”
McConnell marketing campaign spokesman Kevin Golden distanced his marketing campaign from the picture and clarified that his group did not condone the boys’ conduct.
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“Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive or demeaning act toward life-sized cardboard cutouts of any gender,” he stated.
Golden added, “These younger males should not marketing campaign workers, they’re excessive schoolers and it’s unbelievable that the nationwide media has sought to as soon as once more paint a goal on their backs relatively than report actual and vital information in our nation.”
McConnell’s marketing campaign on Tuesday accused Ocasio-Cortez of encouraging threats towards the senator.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and liberal Twitter personalities are attempting to dox some underage youngsters for taking a photograph with a cutout on the Fancy Farm political picnic and are cheering on 1000’s of accounts calling for Senator McConnell to ‘break his neck,’” Group Mitch, the Kentucky Republican’s marketing campaign account, tweeted on Tuesday.
McConnell’s marketing campaign didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.