‘Distraction Becky’ trends online after Pressley tears into Conway with new nickname


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The #DistractionBecky hashtag has been trending on Twitter since Democratic Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyProgressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats Pressley to Kellyanne Conway: ‘Keep my name out of your lying mouth’ Overnight Defense: Drama over 3B House defense bill | Democratic tensions threaten to snag legislation | White House threatens veto | US, Taliban talks end with ‘roadmap for peace’ MORE (Mass.) used it to slam White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPressley to Kellyanne Conway: ‘Keep my name out of your lying mouth’ Acosta on shaky ground as GOP support wavers Ocasio-Cortez blasts Conway for ‘huge catfight’ comment MORE online Tuesday evening.

The progressive freshman had called Conway by the new nickname after the Trump aide took aim at Pressley — as well as Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar: ‘I truly believe’ Fox News host Tucker Carlson is ‘a racist fool’ Tucker Carlson: Omar ‘living proof’ US immigration laws are ‘dangerous’ Pressley to Kellyanne Conway: ‘Keep my name out of your lying mouth’ MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibPressley to Kellyanne Conway: ‘Keep my name out of your lying mouth’ Overnight Defense: Drama over 3B House defense bill | Democratic tensions threaten to snag legislation | White House threatens veto | US, Taliban talks end with ‘roadmap for peace’ Dem tensions snag defense bill MORE (Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Corte (N.Y.) — in another tweet for voting against a President TrumpDonald John TrumpS&P 500 breaks 3,000 for first time Strife between Seoul and Tokyo makes Kim Jong Un’s DMZ victory even more valuable Chamber of Commerce hires former Giuliani, Cruz campaign aide MORE-backed border aid bill. 

“.@KellyannePolls oh hi Distraction Becky,” Pressley tweeted at the time. “Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers’ arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth.”

The tweet has since gone on to rack up more than 113,000 likes and 23,000 retweets, while also prompting hundreds of other Twitter users to seize on the new nickname.

Pressley also earned some praise from Ocasio-Cortez herself. 

“Trust me when I say you don’t want to get caught in @AyannaPressley’s righteous fire,” she tweeted. “Kellyanne is way over her head defending caging children & families in conditions that have killed almost 30 people on her admin’s watch.”



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