Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tried to claim that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was being "sexist" toward her on Tuesday, and, when confronted by critics, claimed that "patriarchy has no gender."
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks while responding to a story from the New York Post that was featured in a tweet that stated: "Kellyanne Conway mocks 'huge catfight' between Pelosi and AOC."
Ocasio-Cortez responded by tweeting: "'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."
Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe responded to Ocasio-Cortez's obviously problematic tweet by tweeting to her: "Yes, Kellyanne is sexist towards women. That makes total sense."
Ocasio-Cortez responded: "Just when you think all hope is lost, we get a Fox News contributor to realize that patriarchy has no gender"
She later added: "(Being a woman does not mean you’re immune from being bad to women or genderqueer people. Just like being a man doesn’t mean you don’t have a role in the movement for gender equity! We are all in this together.)"
Boothe responded by tweeting a screenshot of the definition of "patriarchy" to Ocasio-Cortez and writing: "Patriarchy by definition is gender based."