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J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy and Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, received backlash Sunday for a tweet he made about women and careers.

Coming in the wake of the Supreme Court‘s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Vance’s tweet attempted to argue against abortion, claiming that those who view motherhood as bad and time-consuming careers as good have “been had.”

“If your worldview tells you that it’s bad for women to become mothers but liberating for them to work 90 hours a week in a cubicle at the New York Times or Goldman Sachs, you’ve been had,” Vance wrote in the tweet.

Among those taking issue with Vance’s tweet was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a member of the Democratic Party‘s progressive wing and fervent supporter of abortion rights. In her response, she cited statistics showing that most abortion-seekers already have children and called out Vance’s past comments about women.

“We cannot allow this ding-dong who doesn’t seem to know the typical American seeking reproductive care is already a MOTHER, & who also thought fertility had to do with Daylight Savings become the next US Senator for Ohio,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted alongside a screenshot of Vance’s original post, including a link to donate to his Senate opponent, Tim Ryan.

Ocasio-Cortez’s latter point was referencing a much-criticized tweet Vance made in the lead-up to the 2020 general election. In it, he claimed that Daylight Savings Time somehow has an effect on fertility rates in the U.S.

“As a parent of young children and a nationalist who worries about America’s low fertility I can say with confidence that daylight savings time reduces fertility by at least 10 percent,” Vance wrote in November 2020.

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