Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made a bizarre claim that she was being attacked by bots on social media in a tweet she later deleted.
The upstart Socialist Democrat accused a Republican operative of running "bot accounts" to "manipulate online discourse."
"If you notice a lot more trolls on social media re: politics, it's because Mitch McConnell's former Chief of Staff runs a multimillion-dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse," she said.
She deleted the tweet but it was readily available on social media by those who took screenshots while it was posted.
"Every journalist in America should ask @AOC what she's talking about here," Holmes tweeted.