‘Clearly most reckless politician in America’: AOC deletes tweet with false accusations against GOP operative

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Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., truly is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, as the Bronx nitwit’s blunders are so frequent she struggles to get through a single day without making herself and her party look foolish.

The self-avowed democratic socialist stepped in it again Thursday when she falsely accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff of running a bot network.

In a tweet Ocasio-Cortez has since deleted — surely she knows the web is forever — the newly-elected Democrat claimed Republican consultant Josh Holmes “helps run a multimillion dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse.”

She tweeted: “If you notice a lot more trolls on social media re: politics, it’s [because] Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff helps run a multimillion dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse. Because we all know how hard they work to make the world a better place.”

The tweet was in response to a conservative advocacy group calling her out over the Amazon blunder, where the happy socialist celebrated New York City losing 25,000 well paying jobs.

The group, the Job Creators Network, put a billboard in Times Square on Wednesday.

As for the charge against Holmes, the source she cited did not include any evidence to support the allegation.

Holmes, who has added “AOC Bot Farmer” to his Twitter name, responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s now-deleted tweet, calling her “the most reckless politician in America.”

“Every journalist in America should ask @AOC what she’s talking about here. This was a voter registration project. She’s easily the most reckless politician in America,” he tweeted.

He followed up on his first tweet to call out Ocasio-Cortez for using her office to attack a private citizen.

“If It becomes ok for Representatives to use their office to attack private citizens and businesses solely because of their political allegiances we lose the essence of American democracy. I’m not intimidated. Who is with me?” Holmes tweeted.

Oh, Ocasio-Cortez did announce that she was deleting the tweet, saying she wants “to make sure the details are solid.”

She also noted that the tweet containing false allegations “will be RT’d,” like this will somehow exonerate her.

Not that social media users are fooled:

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1098791978311938048

https://twitter.com/ScottJenningsKY/status/1098792165831049223

https://twitter.com/_wintergirl93/status/1098807230831489024

It seems Ocasio-Cortez is confused again, much like she was about tax breaks. This time it’s over the difference between “astroturf” and trolling.

https://twitter.com/HashtagGriswold/status/1098784091799994369

Needless to say, the reaction online was not overly kind to Ocasio-Cortez, who may want to sign up for a yoga class or something to give the dimwit time to occasionally unplug.

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