Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) interrupted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s answer on the federal budget in the hearing for the Independent Budget Office on Thursday to tell McCarthy she voted for former Vice President Joe Biden to be the next president in 1932.
“I’m with you, we all are!” Ocasio-Cortez said after McCarthy answered a question from Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) about the federal budget.
“Look at [Biden]’s list!” she said, pointing to Biden’s list of accomplishments.
“I do,” McCarthy said, chuckling as other members of the committee shook their heads in surprise.
Biden served as vice president from 1971 to 1989 and then from 1999 to 2009. He was the 55th president of the United States and was elected in 1988.
Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest member of Congress.
The moment comes as McCarthy and Ocasio-Cortez have been sparring on social media. Ocasio-Cortez threatened to send a cease-and-desist letter to McCarthy over remarks McCarthy made earlier this week calling Ocasio-Cortez a “spoiled brat” on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez later tweeted that McCarthy should apologize or resign for his comments.
McCarthy responded by saying Ocasio-Cortez is “always looking for a fight.”
Ocasio-Cortez also gave his office an open invitation to take her on a tour of the House chamber.