AOC says Pelosi’s gavel is ‘less telling’ after Republican leader’s outburst

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mocked the gavel-throwing of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) during Tuesday’s vote on a roll call on a social spending resolution that he strongly supported.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is on a congressional leadership subcommittee on international communications and technology, posted a photo from McCarthy’s cloakroom speech.

“Isn’t there anyone actually trying to negotiate the U.S. with Iran?” she tweeted, adding hashtags for “Communicating so little, folks,” “Convincing folks” and “Less Telling Speeches.”

The Verge notes the social media star’s latest missive is the second time she has mocked McCarthy and his procedural tactics.

The post is “becoming an AOC-McCarthy Twitter tradition,” wrote

Rep. John Olver (D-Mass.) tweeted that McCarthy once introduced AOC as a colleague, then threw down his gavel when she disagreed with his motion.

“Kevin McCarthy once wanted to remove my name from an agenda for an order I voted against. He just did. Will he now get it over with?” asked Olver, referring to a 2015 social spending vote.

On the House floor, McCarthy attributed his dust-up with AOC to a disagreement over how far to talk to the press.

“Every evening, I talk with each member of this House, and frankly every member of this nation,” he said. “This is one of those evenings.”

McCarthy and Ocasio-Cortez are no strangers to one another. The congresswoman’s private office hosts a weekly social event for her Democratic colleagues. The invite-only event can bring in guests with profiles like that of football star Odell Beckham Jr. According to Politico, the space has also brought in Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia House minority leader, and other political figures for social events.

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.

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