Democratic Representative Ms Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman sent a later deleted tweet to her possible Republican challenger.
“Yo @RichValdes what in the actual f–k makes you think you’re entitled to a debate with AOC,” spokesman Corbin Trent tweeted.
It cam after Mr Valdes, her possible Republican challenger, claimed he had tried to challenge Ms Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Valdes claims the democratic representative “jetted to the other side of street” when he tried to approach her.
AOC’s spokesman admitted that “I did indeed send that. I did indeed delete it. It didn’t seem that helpful.”