Spending bill debate sparks another AOC, Joe Manchin feud

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently renewed her ongoing Twitter feud with Sen. Joe Manchin after the senator referred to the far-left New York House member as a "young lady" while responding to her criticism.

After AOC took to Twitter to accuse Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, of having "weekly huddles with Exxon" and being "one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called bipartisan fossil fuels bills," Manchin denied her charges in an interview Sunday with CNN.

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"I keep my door open for everybody, it's totally false," Manchin said, adding, "And those types of superlatives, it's just awful. Continue to divide, divide, divide. I don't know that young lady that well. I really don't. I have met her one time, I think, between sets here. But that's it. So we have not had any conversations. She's just speculating and saying things because she wants to."

Without naming Manchin again, AOC tweeted, "I usually know my questions of power are getting somewhere when the powerful stop referring to me as "Congresswoman" and start referring to me as "young lady" instead," followed by a winking emoji.

In another tweet, she called it "weird, patronizing behavior."

Manchin is a frequent target of AOC on Twitter. The senator once quipped that the congresswoman was "more active on Twitter" than in Congress.

But the "young lady" feud is just the latest example of the progressive Democrat taking aim at the centrist.

In November, Manchin dismissed proposals to "defund the police," saying "defund, my butt."

He further argued Democrats should be the party of "working men and women," not "some crazy socialist agenda."

In response, AOC posted a photo of herself glaring at Manchin during a State of the Union address.

In June, AOC re-posted the image, accusing Manchin of attempting "voter suppression" alongside the GOP.

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The New York progressive also criticized Manchin for voting to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general under President Donald Trump, calling the former Alabama Senator "openly racist."

She also said the senator sided with then-President Donald Trump a "majority of the time."

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