Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came out of hiding to defend Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after he was lambasted by a long list of Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City— over the state’s controversial abortion law.
During an appearance on Fox News, Palin attacked AOC as a “fake feminist.” And the Democratic Bronx/Queens congresswoman has responded to Palin with brutal mockery.
“Wow, AOC, she’s really milkin’ this.” Palin ranted. “She’s such a fake feminist that she would bring up an issue like this and try to use it to make some kind of political point. That’s not equality, right? Oh, man, don’t even get me started on this. It just makes my stomach sick what she has done. She should be embarrassed…. She’s so off base politically, but even off base even in, um, this analogy or whatever it is that she’s throwin’ out there. She’s milkin’ the whole female thing. And as a real feminist, I’m embarrassed for her.”
In response, Ocasio-Cortez sarcastically tweeted, “I’m so sorry Sarah Palin is mad at me! In fact, to address this I set up a special hotline just for her.”
“Does my existence make you mad? Does the fact that, yes, I am a mouthpiece for the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District upset you? Well, I have help for you. Call 1-800-CRY-NOW. That’s 1-800-CRY-NOW.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 9, 2021