Mr Scarry later deleted his tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez took the comment in stride. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this.
"Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now", Washington Examiner reporter Eddie Scarry wrote on Twitter, posting a picture of the congresswoman from behind. "Thanks to them, I now caption all my IG stories so our deaf brothers and sisters can follow along too". "I relate to the bargain shopping and trying to look good when you're in DC and not making a great salary".
Ocasio-Cortez is already opening up the inner workings of Congress to her social media followers and constituents in an unprecedented fashion.
Fox News broadcaster Geraldo Rivera called criticism of Ms Ocasio Cortez's clothes "creepy", while Vox correspondent Liz Plank objected to the use of the term "girl". She seems appropriately dressed for her new gig as a Congressperson to me. "Those little things are very real".
Even after she won, Ocasio-Cortez has proven even more relatable, admitting that she now can't afford to move to D.C. because her government salary won't officially kick in for months.
Scarry's tweet was nearly immediately criticized, causing many, even Dictionary.com to chime in. Fox News hosts said Ocasio-Cortez had "expensive tastes for a socialist", with one guest host saying "I want a pair of $600 shoes, I think she should redistribute". "Oh, does @eScarry think he can delete his misogyny without an apology?" she tweeted. Conservatives have criticized her for wearing what they say is expensive clothing.
"The tweet was taken as something else, so I've deleted it".
The incoming lawmaker responded Thursday evening after a journalist referred to her as "a girl" in a tweet critical of her clothing with the message "Dark hates light - that's why you tune it out".
"If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside. Shine bright & keep it pushing".