The National Republican Congressional Committee caused a stir among conservatives on Twitter Monday when it called right-wing commentator Kurt Schlichter a “Karen.”

The NRCC hit the pro-Donald Trump pundit with the pejorative label — usually used to describe white women who exhibit entitled behavior ― after he called on the group to stop sending unsolicited text messages seeking donations.

“WTF is wrong with you?” Schlichter asked, alongside a screenshot of one of the group’s messages. “Stop this. Do it now.”

Hey @NRCC – WTF is wrong with you?Stop this. Do it now.

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 26, 2020

The NRCC, which raises money and works to elect Republicans to Congress, responded by noting how much funds the message had raised.

It mockingly added: “But we’ll certainly pass your complaints on to our manager, Karen.”

This text raised $198,021 toward electing conservatives to Congress. But we'll certainly pass your complaints on to our manager, Karen.

— NRCC (@NRCC) July 27, 2020

Conservative figures clutched their pearls over the exchange between the NRCC and Schlichter, a controversial columnist for the right-wing Townhall website who’s appeared as a pundit on Fox News and hailed Trump in his latest book.

Others just grabbed the popcorn:

Anyone know why the NRCC is using ethnic slurs?

— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 27, 2020

I agree with Kurt. Stop.

— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) July 27, 2020

This is a … fascinating…. strategy.

— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) July 27, 2020

Never talk down to your audience, stupid.

— Chris Pandolfo (@ChrisCPandolfo) July 27, 2020

Really @tomemmer @nrcc? Did you hire a 12-year-old to run this account?

— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 27, 2020

What is the point of this?

— Andrew Egger (@EggerDC) July 27, 2020

Just here for the deserved ratio, NRCC. *unsubscribe*

— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 28, 2020

I'm enjoying this spat between two stupid parties.

— Rich Swinton (@RicoSuaveJD) July 27, 2020

I always assumed the GOP machine had nothing but contempt for their voters and benefactors and now I see it’s true.

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