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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing criticism over how she rejected Ben Shapiro‘s challenge for the two of them to debate.

Yesterday, the conservative commentator expressed his eagerness to sit-down with the progressive House candidate and was willing to make a $10,000 contribution to her campaign or raise money for charity.

And after a delayed response, Ocasio-Cortez declined the offer.

Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions,” she tweeted. “And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.”

Conservative Twitter blasted the Ocasio-Cortez, not necessarily for rejecting Shapiro’s offer to a debate but for comparing the offer to “catcalling.”

Shapiro himself had a sharp rebuke.

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