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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Politico After New Report: ‘Gossip’ Citing Anonymous Sources

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Politico on Twitter today for an article about how she’s reportedly looking at another member of House Democratic leadership to get primaried in 2020.

Politico reported today that Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated House Democratic Caucus chair Joe Crowley in a stunning primary upset, is looking at a challenge to Hakeem Jeffries, who was chosen to succeed Crowley in the leadership role.

Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter today to blast Politico’s article as “gossip” and “birdcage lining”:

CBS News political reporter Grace Segers called out her tweets for sounding like when President Donald Trump says “fake news” and decries reports using anonymous sources. Ocasio-Cortez responded by pointing to another Politico article she said was false, saying that the President is exploiting people’s confusion.

The other report she’s referring to is a Politico piece from last month on an alleged fight between her and Congressman Frank Pallone over climate change. At the time, she responded to that report and asked, “When did Politico turn into TMZ?”

Politico’s John Bresnahan stood by that story today.

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