Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that smears against her by Border Patrol agents were motivated by rage over having their behavior exposed.
While Ocasio-Cortez toured Border Patrol facilities on Monday, a reporter for the far-right DC Examiner started a rumor that Ocasio-Cortez yelled at agents "in a threatening manner."
The tweet by Anna Giaritelli was quickly debunked.
"They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked [me] on my tour," Ocasio-Cortez noted.
The lawmaker, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, noted that the agents were armed and she is 5'4" tall.
"They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior," she suggested.
This was not AOC's first run-in with a reporter for the DC Examiner. In November, Eddie Scarry posted a photo of Ocasio-Cortez's posterior on Twitter.
And to these CBP officers saying they felt “threatened” by me - They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe f… https://t.co/9sW7vO7fgK— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1562033847.0