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Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign on Tuesday accused New York Democratic Republic of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez foster, the threats against the senator and “trying to dox some of the minor children” after they blew up a group of McConnell-support of young, who took a controversial photo with a cardboard cutout of her during a recent Kentucky political event.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and liberal Twitter personalities trying to dox some of the minor children for a photo with a cutout on the Fancy Farm political picnic, and fired thousands of accounts to call for Senator McConnell to ‘break your neck,'” Team Mitch, the Kentucky Republican’s campaign account, tweeted on Tuesday.
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Doxxing is a term used to describe the practice of disclosure of personal data, such as addresses or telephone numbers, a private person online. McConnell campaign did not elaborate, when Fox News requested data on the accusation against Ocasio-Cortez.
In a tweet Monday, Ocasio-Cortez is not explicitly calling, harassment or threats, but they prompted a wave of negative reactions on the guys, if you suspected that your gestures — “groping” and “suffocate” the cut-out, as she claims — represented the “culture” of the McConnell campaign.
“Hey @senatemajldr – these young men, they work look like for you,” Ocasio-Cortez is tweeted under McConnell on Monday. “I just wanted to clarify: are you practicing numbers for the young men groping & choking members of Congress w/ their billing, or is that just the default culture #team Mitch?”
The photo was allegedly posted to Facebook alongside the caption, “break me a piece of you.”
According to Ocasio-Cortez, tweet, McConnell campaign responded by not distancing itself from the photo, it is made clear that the guys were employees of the campaign. “Team Mitch in any way, do not use aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning toward the behavior, the life-sized cardboard cut-outs of each gender will not tolerate,” campaign spokesman Kevin Golden said, according to the New York Post.
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Golden added: “These young men are not on the campaign staff, they are top students, and it is unbelievable that the national media has sought to return to a target on the back rather than report real and important news in our country to paint.”
Also Tuesday, the McConnell campaign also appeared Band Ocasio-Cortez, a tweet to another incident in which Fans of McConnell’s opponent, Amy McGrath, allegedly “stormed” McConnell’s home in Louisville.
“Last night, an angry left mob by Amy McGrath Fans stormed Senator McConnell’s Louisville home to scream obscenities and was hoping someone would be staff-only the motherf—r in the heart:” the campaign tweeted.
McConnell campaign also said they were in contact with law enforcement authorities in response to the recent threats against the senator. The campaign accused Ocasio-Cortez and the other liberals on Twitter of “cheer” to these threats.
“These threats go far beyond a political cartoon, or a broken shoulder,” McConnell campaign said, referring to the Kentucky senator’s latest injury, “are you serious calls to physical violence, and we have alerted law enforcement.”
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Fox News has reached to Ocasio-Cortez office for comment.
The Twitter exchange is the latest example of the tension between Ocasio-Cortez and McConnell. The freshman Congressman has repeatedly McConnell criticized the rejection of that vote, the support to Democratic change on gun control, and elections security.