Ocasio-Cortez tries to weasel out of Shapiro’s debate challenge by likening it to ‘catcalling’–it fails spectacularly

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earned a heaping dose of backlash after she rejected an offer from Ben Shapiro for the two of them to debate.

It wasn’t just that the Democratic socialist turned down the offer from the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire, but the way that she did, that opened the floodgates of criticism.

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Shapiro appealed to the congressional candidate to meet with him and have “a real conversation” about the issues, offering her $10,000 to her campaign or a charity of her choice.

I’d love to have this conversation,” Shapiro said. “So let’s make this happen! Let’s make America a more civil and interesting place. Let’s do this thing.”

More than 24 hours later, the progressive House candidate finally replied – sort of.

Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions,” she tweeted Thursday. “And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.”

Her “catcalling” remark unleashed Twitter users who slammed her for “making a mockery” of real sexual abuse victims.

Shapiro weighed in as well, calling out Ocasio-Cortez for her “cowardice.”

He even took a jab at her New York City connection.

Conservative commentator Candace Owens raised the stakes while blasting the young socialist.

Meanwhile, as everyone awaits another response from Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter users piled on the criticism and gave animated life to the idea of “catcalling” the candidate to a debate.

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