A conservative pundit is boycotting cookies because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a Girl Scout.
Columnist Jane Chastain said the Scouts have been taken over by feminists and now celebrated “radical” events like International Women’s Day.
“Be before you decide to embrace International Women’s Day celebration of buy the cookies, ask yourself, will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra [sic] Ocasio-Cortez?” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter calling out the silly boycott call, stating, “Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs, nice job. I’ll take 10.”
Ocasio-Cortez is a vocal proponent of empowering girls and is also a former Girl Scout herself.
“I..learned so many life skills, from entrepreneurship to baking to survival skills,” she stated on GirlScouts.org. “It’s amazing at encouraging confidence and curiosity from a young age. Many women of Congress started out as [Girl] Scouts too!”