Ocasio-Cortez rips commentators for 'stalking' her livestreams to 'sow doubt' about intelligence

Ocasio-Cortez rips commentators for 'stalking' her livestreams to 'sow doubt' about intelligence
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into Republican commentators on Wednesday, claiming they have been “stalking, doctoring and editing" her livestream videos on social media in an effort to "sow doubt" about her intelligence.

"Cognitive dissonance is Republican commentators stalking, doctoring, and editing my casual livestreams out of context in order to sow doubt in my intelligence, all while blindly supporting a man who thinks our greatest defense against forest fires is: A Rake," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, sharing an article about remarks President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE made over the weekend about wildfire prevention.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s accusations of “video stalking” comes days after she faced criticism from some Republican commentators for referring to "all three chambers of Congress" in a livestream video on Sunday before later correcting herself to "chambers of government, the presidency, the Senate and the House."

Ocasio-Cortez quickly fired back at her critics on Twitter at the time, saying: "Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-time, they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare."

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman in history to be elected to Congress.

The self-described democratic socialist burst into the national spotlight earlier this year after she defeated longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a primary.

Since her meteoric rise in the spotlight, some Republican critics and prominent figures have started to criticize the New York Democrat over aspects of her personal life, including her clothing, her financial status and her background.