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Ayanna Pressley Has No Patience for Kellyanne Conway

After Conway tweeted about a "catfight" between Pressley and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pressley replied with some choice words.


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Someone get Kellyanne Conway some ice, because she just got burned by Ayanna Pressley.

Tuesday, the councilor to the president gave an interview on Fox & Friends in which she discussed recent comments made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the “squad” of progressive freshmen congresswomen made up of Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

“A major ‘meow moment’ — brushing back in a huge catfight, really ridiculing them,” Conway said.

The comments to which Conway is referring have to do with last month’s House border aid bill, which Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib voted against, citing the fact that the bill continued to funnel money into Immigration and Customs Enforcements and Customs and Border Protection. In an interview published in the New York Times this weekend, Pelosi said that voting against the bill made the Congresswomen “irrelevant to the process.”

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

This is the “moment” Conway classified as “major meow” on Fox & Friends. She then tweeted a link to a Politico article about her “major meow” comment, said the “major meow” comment again, added a cat emoji for extra subtlety, and tagged Pressley in the tweet—which would prove to be a grave mistake.

Last week, Pressley said at a news conference that she would “bring the fire,” and clearly this was not an empty promise. Behold: A Congresswoman clapback.

The replies to the tweet contained all the GIFs you would hope they would—

—and Tlaib and AOC quoted the tweet, because that’s what you do when someone comes for your squad.

Pressley’s tweet is currently boasting nearly 103,000 more likes than Conway’s, so it’s safe to say this one didn’t go great for Conway. While Pressley told Boston that she doesn’t “go into a line of questioning hoping that the video will go viral, or that this will be delightful clickbait,” she has shown that if you come for her—on the House floor, at a press conference, or in her Twitter mentions—she takes no prisoners.