AOC Claps Back at Sarah Palin's 'Fake Feminist' Comments

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday September 11, 2021
Originally published on September 10, 2021

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (Source:Associated Press)

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been the reigning queen of Twitter clapbacks from her very first day as a congresswoman, and she recently showed Sarah Palin why no one is taking her crown anytime soon.

As reported by Newsweek, Palin recently appeared on "Fox News Primetime" to share her comments on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and the state's restrictive abortion law.

After watching a clip of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez explain that Gov. Abbott was "not familiar with a menstruating person's body" and therefore should not be regulating one, Palin went on the attack.

The former governor of Alaska said that she was more of a feminist than Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "fake feminist."

"She's so off base politically, but even off base in the analogy or whatever it is that she's throwing out there. She's milking the whole female thing, and as a real feminist, I'm embarrassed for her," Palin told Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy.

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In true Ocasio-Cortez fashion, she didn't let Palin get away with the comment for long. In a video posted to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez announced, "I'm so sorry Sarah Palin is mad at me! In fact, to address this I set up a special hotline just for her."

Continuing, she asked: "Does my existence make you mad? Does the fact that, yes, I am a mouthpiece for the people of New York's 14th congressional district upset you? Well, I have help for you. Call 1-800-CRY-NOW. That's 1-800-CRY-NOW."

Genius. But AOC didn't stop there. She shared, "In fact, we also set up a corresponding website — proceeds go to abortion and reproductive health providers in Texas." The page, which links to ActBlue to provide money for different abortion funds, has already raised more than $250,000.