Ocasio-Cortez tears into ‘intellectually bankrupt’ GOP over ‘targeted rumors’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment Trump cites Ocasio-Cortez to defend himself against impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.) blasted Republican critics Saturday after a series of right-wing conspiracy theories about her surfaced on Twitter.

“This stuff is really sad. The GOP is so intellectually bankrupt that they no longer engage to debate issues in good faith, but instead seek to lie, distort, name-call, target, & destroy people/communities w any means possible,” she tweeted early Saturday morning.

“It’s a virus and a race to the bottom.”

A slew of conspiracy theories have bubbled up on social media regarding Ocasio-Cortez’s finances, with some claiming she is secretly wealthy while others mock her working class background.

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The freshman Democratic lawmaker responded to a tweet from one Twitter user that claimed she "has a 430 credit score, two evictions, and an empty résumé." The user suggested Ocasio-Cortez’s background made her ill-equipped to handle economic issues in Congress.

The lawmaker noted that the claims circulating on social media had been debunked.

“It’s pretty wild that the GOP can’t decide whether they’re going to run with the conspiracy theory that I’m secretly rich, or the exaggeration & mockery of my family’s struggle after my dad died during the financial crisis. Instead, they decide to defy logic and run with both,” the New York progressive responded. 

Ocasio-Cortez became a rock star on the left after defeating longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley, the former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, in the New York Democratic primary in June. 

She has regularly used social media to rip critics on multiple issues, including those suggesting that her “socialist” policies could harm America.