AOC Doubles Down On Promoting Elon Musk Conspiracy Theories

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wipes a tear during a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing discussing migrant detention centers' treatment of children on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Yazmin Juarez, whose 19-month-old daughter Mariee died after detention by ICE testified. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on an unfounded conspiracy theory Thursday afternoon after Twitter CEO Elon Musk mocked her complaints about paying $8 per month for premium services on the platform.
  • “Also, my Twitter mentions/notifications conveniently aren’t working tonight, so I was informed via text that I seem to have gotten under a certain billionaire’s skin,” she claimed. “Just a reminder that money will never buy your way out of insecurity, folks.”
  • Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on those claims in a video she posted to Instagram, saying, “I was at a community event in the Bronx in Coop city, and when I get home, I see a text from my team saying, ‘Hey let me know if you need any help with this Elon stuff.’”

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