Lynda Carter, the ‘original’ Wonder Woman that played the iconic comic-book character on TV from 1975 to 1979 recently tweeted out her support for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after coming across a photo of the fresh lawmaker with Wonder Woman art in the background. Well, it seems like the two have new fans: each other.
Carter tweeted out that seeing the photo last night totally made her birthday much sweeter, and she added that she loves AOC’s decor.
The actress celebrated her 69th birthday, so Ocasio-Cortez responded by thanking Carter for being a shining example of a woman’s strength, and she wished her a happy birthday.
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) July 25, 2020
Thank you for being a shining example of a woman’s strength! Happy birthday ✨
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 26, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez made headlines last week after she accused fellow Rep. Ted Yoho of calling her a “f. b—-h” outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the exchange was overheard by a reporter. However, Yoho denied the accusation.
The Hill reports that the 65-year-old Yoho called Ocasio-Cortez “disgusting” in the brief run-in that took place on July 21 after he had taken issue with her recent comments that linked poverty to crime in New York City in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, and she responded to him that he was “rude”.
Following the encounter, Yoho said that he has been married for 45 years and has two daughters, so he’s very cognizant of his language, and the offensive name-calling words attributed to him by the press “were never spoken to his colleagues, and if they were constructed that way, he apologizes for the misunderstanding”.
“I cannot apologize for my passion, or for loving my God, my family or my country.” – he added.