Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during an interview over the weekend for calling him a bully over his mockery of a drama in the U.S. House involving Ocasio-Cortez last week.

The drama unfolded during a House Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) got in a verbal rift after Crockett butted in a question Greene asked and questioned her intelligence. Greene had responded by telling the Democrat lawmaker, “I think your fake eyelashes are messing up your –”

AOC got involved amid other House members, moving to strike Greene’s comments on Crockett’s faux lashes.

Fetterman addressed the altercation on X, suggesting the display is worse than “The Jerry Springer Show,” a reality program “loaded with bleeped profanity and guests who aren’t afraid to embarrass themselves on national TV,” according to its description on Apple TV.

“In the past, I’ve described the U.S. House as The Jerry Springer Show. Today, I’m apologizing to The Jerry Springer Show,” he stated.

After Fetterman’s post, Ocasio-Cortez called him “confused,” a seeming shot at his mental fitness for office after he suffered a serious stroke in 2022 which has affected his speech and hearing ever since.

“I understand you likely would not have stood up for your colleague and seem to be confused about racism and misogyny being a ‘both sides’ issue. But I stand up to bullies, instead of becoming one,” AOC wrote in a post to X.

Asked about the situation during a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fetterman explained that his post was about the situation and was not an attack on Ocasio-Cortez.

“Oh, well, of course, that‘s absurd. I was just simply responding to the kind of chaos and everything that Rep. Greene started as well,” he explained.

“And if everyone on the committee was proud of what they‘ve produced, they are entitled to their opinion or if they feel that this is the kind of a video that you want to send to a classroom of 8th grade civics kind of students across America. That’s their choice,” he added.