New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about an encounter with right-wing Twitter troll Alex Stein, who accosted her on the steps of the United States Capitol.
Ocasio-Cortez called the incident "deeply disgusting" and lamented the experience of working "in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more."
She chose to repost a video of the incident and admitted she was ready to "deck him because if no one will protect us then I'll do it myself."
You can watch the video below.
In the video, Stein refers to Ocasio-Cortez as "AOC, my favorite big booty Latina," adding:
"I love you AOC, you’re my favorite. She wants to kill babies, but she’s still beautiful. You look very beautiful in that dress."
“You look very sexy. Look at that booty on AOC. Hot, hot, hot like a tamale!”
Stein continued to troll Ocasio-Cortez after she posted the video online, telling her if "you really love me you would of [sic] at least tagged me."
After she chose to block him to stop him from seeing and responding to her posts, he responded with mock devastation.
Many threw support behind Ocasio-Cortez after the video went viral and condemned Stein's obvious racial and sexual harassment.
Ocasio-Cortez has previously spoken about the sexism she has faced as a member of Congress.
She made national headlines in July 2020 after she took to the House floor to enter into the Congressional record a sexist vulgarity said to her by Florida Republican Representative Ted Yoho, who later denied saying the slur after she observed incidents like the one she described "happen every day," even "on the steps of our nation's Capitol."
Last year, she criticized West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin after he failed to use her official title and referred to her as a "young lady" in an interview, openly questioning why "this kind of weird, patronizing behavior is so accepted."