“The GOP targets [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi (D-Calif.) more than [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer (D-NY),” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Tuesday, pointing to a Huffington Post reporter’s tweet as a reason for the disparity:
“If you ever wonder why the GOP targets Pelosi more than Schumer, or Waters more than male committee chairs (despite having equal or similar positions of power) this is part of the reason why ⬇”
Beneath her comment, Ocasio-Cortez included a tweet by Huffington Post’s Alanna Vagianos quoting Ocasio-Cortez claiming that “society can’t deal with” gender equality:
“The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with."
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez made the comment in an interview with The New Yorker published Sunday, where she said it “adds insult to injury” to President Donald Trump that she is not only a woman, but also a Latina:
“The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with. But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy.”
Was that the case with Trump? I asked.
“I can see Trump being enormously upset that a twenty-nine-year-old Latina, who is the daughter of a domestic worker, is helping to build the case to get his financial records. I think that adds insult to injury to him.”