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

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Ethics Committee orders Tlaib to refund campaign ,800 for salary payments Hispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants 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.Don John TrumpTrump pledges to look at 'both sides' on Pebble Mine Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account after sharing coronavirus disinformation South Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report MORE for making fun of her. Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram picturing her that implied socialists eat dogs.

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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 TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally 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.