ACCORDING TO HAARETS, Ben Shapiro said the congressional candidate had accused Republicans of being afraid to debate, and here he was ready to debate.Things quickly devolved into off-topic discussions of sexual harassment and Orthodox Judaism, with Monica Lewinsky making a cameo appearance.Shapiro offered $10,000 to a charity ofOcasio-Cortez’s choice or to her campaign if she took him up on his offer. He said the congressional candidate had accused Republicans of being afraid to debate, and here he was ready to debate.
could not, in a quick internet dive, come up with instances of Ocasio-Cortez decrying Republican cowardice. I did find an account of her debate strategy in The New Yorker in an article about her successful primary unseating of veteran Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley. She kept showing up for debates. He bailed twice, and the one time he showed up, she whomped him, at least according to the admiring David Remnick.
But reply she did on Thursday, and in the process advanced a jarring simile: Shapiro’s very polite debate challenge, she said, was akin to catcalling.Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions,” she tweeted.That prompted a new round of conservative outrage, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of playing the gender card.See some interesting tweets below 👇