When discussing Pelosi's dispute over border spending with four Democratic lawmakers, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Conway said that the house speaker had a "major meow moment" and "huge catfight".
Speaking on Fox News, Conway said:
Those four female Democrats that Nancy Pelosi is brushing back, I think they are all freshman members.
A major ‘meow moment’ — brushing back in a huge catfight, really ridiculing them — and they voted against the Democratic aid package.
In response to the tired sexist trope, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly took to Twitter to shut it down. In a series of tweets, she said:
“Catfight” is the sexist term Republicans use when two adult women happen to disagree with each other.
The reason they find it so novel &exciting is bc the GOP haven’t elected enough women themselves to see that it can, in fact, be a normal occurrence in a functioning democracy.
She also followed them up with a series of tweets countering the claim that Kellyanne Conway, a woman can't be sexist:
Congresswoman and fellow 'squad member' Ayanna Pressley also backed up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's arguments.
AOC then jumped straight back in to defend Presley, while continuing to lay into Conway.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we stan. We stan.