By The Financial District
After Hitting Musk, AOC's Twitter Account Falters
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) hit back at Twitter CEO Elon Musk on the website on Wednesday after Musk, perhaps bothered by comments Ocasio-Cortez made earlier that week, attempted to criticize her in a tweet, Sharon Zhang reported for Truthout.
Photo Insert: “I was informed via text that I seem to have gotten under a certain billionaire’s skin,” AOC wrote. “Just a reminder that money will never buy your way out of insecurity, folks.”
Musk tweeted a screenshot of Ocasio-Cortez’s merchandise website, showing a campaign sweatshirt on sale for $58, with the price circled in an attempt to criticize the lawmaker for selling merchandise at that price point.
“Proud of this and always will be,” Ocasio-Cortez shot back.
“My workers are union, make a living wage, have full healthcare, and aren’t subject to racist treatment in their workplaces. Items are made in USA. Team AOC honors and respects working people. You should try it sometime instead of union-busting.”
She added that the proceeds from her shop go toward her team’s community organizing efforts.
She also directly replied to Musk’s tweet, saying, “You’re a union buster with an ego problem who pockets the change from underpaying and mistreating people.”
After those tweets, she noted that her Twitter account appeared to stop working properly and she was “conveniently” unable to view mentions and notifications correctly.
“I was informed via text that I seem to have gotten under a certain billionaire’s skin,” she wrote. “Just a reminder that money will never buy your way out of insecurity, folks.”
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