Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Saturday that Elon Musk was trying to gain attention and clout online by using her own past sentiments to make fun of her.
“Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening [because] some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter on Friday.
Musk responded, “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”
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Musk’s response is a reference to a news story from late last year where Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at critics online after she was caught hanging out in Florida without a mask on, suggesting that “Republicans are mad they can’t