Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blamed conservative media for the deluge of death threats she and her office receive on a daily basis.
The 29-year-old newly minted congresswoman rolled her eyes as she shared her thoughts about the network during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." . "On 3/14, Rabbi Aryeh Spero said 'Cortez and her quartet, ' but Laura never did", he responded to the rep.in a Wednesday tweet. "No, but I think it's really amusing, and the conspiracy theories are great". Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that while she believes the "conspiracy theories" are hilarious, she's also concerned about how the "Fox News lunacy" has affected her Republican critics, who she slammed for their eagerness to "believe" false information.
Meyers pressed on, asking if her "colleagues across the aisle ... get a lot of false information" about her from Fox News.
Reiterating that her surname is Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Representative commented: "No, you can't say "Cortez".
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"It's very clear that when right-wing media starts to heat up, that's directly correlated to the amount of violent, targeted threats we get", said Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat whose district covers parts of the Bronx and Queens.
Meyers jokingly asked her directly if she was one, to which she replied, "I'm not a Manchurian Candidate, but I do have fantastic staff-and in no part thanks to the fact that we pay a living wage in our office..."
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