Ocasio-Cortez rips into conservative journalist for calling her a bitch

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Environmentalists see victory with Green New Deal blitz MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday blasted a conservative journalist who called her a "bitch" in a Twitter post.

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to Michael Moates, who quote-tweeted Ocasio-Cortez earlier Friday, saying that “there is a new standard in Congress. Bitches will subpoena you if you troll them.”

The 29-year-old Democrat fired back at Moates on Twitter.

The back-and-forth between Ocasio-Cortez and Moates stems from Ocasio-Cortez hitting back at Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpHillicon Valley: Cyber, tech takeaways from Mueller report | Millions of Instagram passwords exposed internally by Facebook | DHS unrolling facial recognition tech in airports | Uber unveils new safety measures after student's killing Heavily redacted Mueller report leaves major questions unanswered Mueller considered charging campaign aides in Trump Tower meeting but lacked evidence MORE for making fun of her. Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram picturing her that implied socialists eat dogs.

The self-described democratic socialist ripped Trump Jr. in a Twitter post, mocking his “very, very large brain” and reminding him that she will be part of a Democratic majority in the House next year that will have subpoena power over President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE, which prompted Moates’s tweet about the “new standard in Congress.”

Moates followed up with more tweets, saying the "house should consider expelling her" for "an abuse of power." 

Ocasio-Cortez has not shied away from Twitter battles, frequently getting into it with Fox News over its coverage of her, as well as prominent Republicans, such as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who critique her and her progressive policies.

According to Moates's Twitter bio, he is chairman of conservative news outlet The DC Chronicle and a doctoral student at Fielding University.