WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out Sen. Mitch McConnell after seeing a photo featuring her being clutched and kissed by a group of Fancy Farm teens wearing “Team Mitch” shirts.
- Seeing the viral photo on Twitter, AOC immediately admonished the Senate Majority Leader about it and questioned him whether such actions were just standard “Team Mitch” culture.
- AOC is the second female politician mocked by McConnell’s campaign in the small Kentucky community.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after a picture showing his male supporters wearing “Team Mitch” T-shirts attempting to kiss a cardboard cutout of her, surfaced.
The photo was captioned “Break me off a piece of that…”
The image that came with a jest, ““future federal judges of America”, went viral after it was shared online by the “Feminist Next Door” Twitter account. Once Ocasio-Cortez heard about it, she promptly demanded the Republican senator explain as to why a picture of her was being “groped and choked” by his supporters.
The Democrat congresswoman tweeted the senator on Monday saying: “Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch?”
Hey @senatemajldr – these young men look like they work for you.
Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 6, 2019
While one of the teens in the photo took to posting an apology note on social media writing, “My friends and I sincerely apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Senator McConnell, to our school, St. Jerome Parish, and our community for our insensitive actions at Fancy Farm this past weekend,” the rest of the group seemed to have taken their accounts private.
Ocasio-Cortez was reportedly the second female politician to be singled out over the weekend by “Team Mitch” at Fancy Farm, a small community in Kentucky.
On Monday, retired Marine pilot Amy McGrath who is running against McConnell in Kentucky also sent him a tweet lambasting him after an image of a tombstone that read “RIP Amy McGrath” in a mock cemetery was shared by his campaign.
The tombstone was “beyond the pale,” said McGrath of the photo which still remains online.
Both images that were shared online were denounced by critics many of whom advised McGrath to report the tombstone photo to authorities.