The "DistractionBecky" hashtag has been trending on Twitter since Democratic Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyFauci, Black Lives Matter founders included on Time's 100 Most Influential People list Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' Pressley applauded on House floor after moving speech on living with alopecia MORE (Mass.) used it to slam White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE online Tuesday evening.

The progressive freshman had called Conway by the new nickname after the Trump aide took aim at Pressley — as well as Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' Democrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTrump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' George Conway: 'Trump is like a practical joke that got out of hand' Pelosi endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary challenge MORE (Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline McCarthy says there will be a peaceful transition if Biden wins Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID-19 aid MORE (N.Y.) — in another tweet for voting against a President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE-backed border-aid bill. 

.@KellyannePolls oh hi Distraction Becky,” Pressley tweeted at the time. “Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers’ arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth.”

The tweet has since gone on to rack up more than 113,000 likes and 23,000 retweets, while also prompting hundreds of other Twitter users to seize on the new nickname.

Pressley also earned some praise from Ocasio-Cortez herself. 


“Trust me when I say you don’t want to get caught in @AyannaPressley’s righteous fire,” she tweeted. “Kellyanne is way over her head defending caging children & families in conditions that have killed almost 30 people on her admin’s watch.”