But a reported exchange between Republican congressman Ted Yoho on the steps of the Capitol Building on Monday left her speechless.
As the GOP representative was walking down the stairs and AOC walking into the building, he reportedly called her “disgusting” for suggesting poverty and unemployment is a factor in the increase of petty crime in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.
He also allegedly said, according to a reporter who overheard the incident:
You are out of your freaking mind.
Ocasio-Cortez called the Republican representative “rude” and the two parted. But while Yoho descended the steps, he allegedly said:
On the incident, AOC said that something like that “hasn't ever happened” to her before, adding:
I've never had that kind of abrupt, disgusting kind of disrespect levied at me.
While Yoho is yet to publicly comment on the alleged incident, AOC posted screenshots of news articles about the incident. One caption said the “Republican congressman accosted” her on the steps of the Capitol, while another stated “fragile men call us b***hes because we stand up for ourselves and other human beings".
Then came the real MVP moment.
AOC posted a video to her Instagram story using Doja Cat’s song ‘Boss B***h’ playing in the background.