Some guy who admits in his Twitter bio that he “signed contracts with Goldman Sachs” and other bankers got noticed for spreading an increasingly common lie about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s credit score and (non-existent) eviction history. The claim, which has already been labeled false by Snopes, is that Ocasio-Cortez has a credit score of 430 and has been evicted twice. There is no evidence to support this claim, but it’s one of those things that people repeat over and over like it’s fact until people believe it.
.@aoc has a 430 credit score, two evictions, and an empty résumé— John LeFevre (@JohnLeFevre) February 7, 2019
Just two months ago, she couldn’t afford an apartment in DC
Now, the Democratic leadership has put her on the Financial Services Committee & the media is saying that her Green New Deal will “reshape” the economy
“We encountered several dozen accounts spreading this rumor, yet not a single one pointed to any sort of news report, interview, financial record, witness statements, or anything else even slightly resembling evidence,” says Snopes.
“Johnson claimed that Ocasio-Cortez had been evicted from her home twice with the help of a sheriff’s office. We did a background check on the congresswoman and found no mention of such an incident, no court cases tied to her living arrangements, and no irregularities in her housing history.”
This former banker appears to be suggesting that former poverty should disqualify Ocasio-Cortez from having anything to say about money or from attempting to save both the precarious U.S. economy and humanity from climate catastrophe. The part about her resume is, obviously, also false, but also hilarious considering the fact that our current President was elected largely on the idea that electing someone with zero political experience is somehow a good thing.
This is also the same guy who spread that obviously fake BuzzFeed article about smiling being a white supremacist symbol.
Damn white people and their...— John LeFevre (@JohnLeFevre) January 24, 2019
*shuffles deck, pulls card*
With all that in mind, Twitter users had something to say to Mr. LeFevre. Those who didn’t send him the Snopes article pointed out that having someone in Congress who actually understands what poverty is like could be seen as a positive thing.
I actually like the idea of having someone in Congress who knows what it's like to work for a living.— Art Schnurple (@ArtSchnurple) February 7, 2019
We’re not all rich pricks, John. In fact, the vast majority of the country’s financial situation looks exactly like AOC’s. That’s why it’s important for people like her to represent us in government, and important for Wall St assholes to shut up.— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) February 8, 2019
An "empty resume?" Service jobs aren't real work to you? I'm personally really glad someone who's actual had to struggle is on that committee, instead of another damn millionaire who's never had to worry— Louisa 🌈👭 (@LouisatheLast) February 7, 2019
Core concept, basically.— Mike Emanuele (@rexpop) February 7, 2019
you mean there's an american lawmaker who isn't an out of touch millionaire asshole? the horror— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) February 7, 2019
Congrats on not understanding the lives realities of ordinary people in America.— Avery Edison (@aedison) February 8, 2019
Oh no, someone that represents and understands the non-rich! Our precious oligarchy is threatened! Someone release the hounds!— Bag Of Lazers (@BagOfLazers) February 8, 2019
Bashing poverty, tough choices and real world experience is exactly why Republicans have a marginal approval rating of about 23%.— Sir Ebril (@EbrilSir) February 7, 2019
Others have pointed out all the many ways in which this dude would be better off turning his tweets upon the actual President and other powerful rich men.
How many casinos did she drive into bankruptcy?— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 8, 2019
The president has multiple bankruptcies, several failed marriages, hundreds of lawsuits against him, etc and he's in charge of the country. I think that's more of a catastrophe than someone with a low credit score serving on a committee with a dozen or so other reps.— Stop Gun Violence (@angela1030) February 7, 2019
Last year Republicans elevated and unqualified, drunken, volatile gambler whose debts were mysteriously paid off. He also committed perjury to hide his predatorial school behavior so he could get that position.#Kavanaugh— Chrissy B 🍀 (@Kivrin1978) February 8, 2019
Just five minutes ago the president was a guy that couldn't get a loan in the USA because he defaults on everything and ia fraud— Rick Martin (@Jabba217Rick) February 8, 2019
If only she could have bootstrapped her life with a small 400 million dollar inheritance.— Greg Boggis (@BoggisNews) February 8, 2019
Now if she only had managed several bankruptcies, including CASINOS (where the house always wins), lie her way to the presidency with a foreign country’s help and not be able to get money from an American bank, she’d be qualified to be president!— Kathleen F. (@kfs78) February 8, 2019
Tell ‘em John! If her daddy didn’t give her $400 million to squander, or the Russians haven’t financed an extravagant lifestyle for her at the expense of her country, how could she possibly be a good leader?!— Cat G. Fish IV, Esq. (@OMFGitsCatfish) February 8, 2019
The President of the United States has been sued over 3500 times, implicated in 2 felonies since taking office, been accused of sexually assaulting 20 women, conspiring with a hostile foreign nation against America, and couldn’t get a bank loan in this country.— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) February 7, 2019
Then, of course, there are those who are concerned about LeFevre’s mental state.
Seriously dude, she just not into you— Maxine Baptiste (@brownsugar7878) February 8, 2019
You forgot to mention that she lives in your mind, rent free.— FAKE NUDES (@hewyheff) February 7, 2019
And you want her attention, what does that tell you? It says a lot to the rest of us.— Dusty Giebel (@DustinGiebel) February 7, 2019
lmao I love how easily she triggers y'all. And I don't even like her that much.— Fun Guy (@CP_CSR) February 8, 2019
Get a hobby.— Dese'Rae L. Stage (@deseraestage) February 8, 2019
The burn unit will be working overtime on this one.