Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clearly didn’t know who she was posing with at the Capitol, when the woman behind the Libs of TikTok trolled her during a photo op.
The New York Democrat thought Chaya Raichik was one of her adoring liberal fans, when she stopped to pose with the Libs of TikTok founder on Thursday.
Raichik had filmed herself with Heritage Oversight Project’s Mike Howell at the Cannon House Office Building, where she hand delivered an ethics complaint that she filed through the organization to AOC’s office.
The congresswoman wasn’t there, but Raichik was filmed telling a staffer that AOC “lied about her” during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Feb. 8, while Twitter executives were defending their choice to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story to Congress.
AOC asked Yoel Roth, former Twitter head of trust and safety, if is he was aware that Libs of TikTok had posted “false information” that the Boston Children’s hospital was “providing hysterectomies to children.”
Raichik shared a video of a doctor explaining how “gender affirming hysterectomies” were performed by surgeons.
The account tweeted that the hospital was “now offering “gender affirming hysterectomies” for young girls,” at the beginning of August.
“And are you aware that this lie was then circulated by other prominent, far-right influencers?” AOC asked Roth.
“And are you aware that all these claims, which I have reiterated were false, culminated in a real life harassment and ultimately a bomb threat to the Boston Children’s Hospital?”
When Roth replied in the affirmative to both questions, AOC pointed out that the account was still active on Twitter to date, which he said was “regrettably” true.
“Despite inspiring a bomb threat due to the right-wing incitement of violence against trans Americans in this country,” AOC began.
“Because they cannot let go of this obsession with fixating violence and inciting violence against trans and LGBT people in addition to immigrants, in addition to women of color,” she complained.
“This is the party that cannot pick on anyone their own size, and they are trying to co-opt an entire social media platform and use the power of this committee and of Congress in order to pursue a political agenda,” she concluded.
Raichik accused the congresswoman of defamation, by sharing the dictionary definition of the word the same day as the hearing.
In a follow-up post, she smugly mocked Roth for being “triggered” by her brainchild.
“I can’t event express in words the amount of satisfaction I feel knowing that Twitter’s former chief of censorship [Roth], is triggered by this account’s existence,” the account tweeted.
“And the best part is, there’s absolutely nothing he can do about it!”
Raichik said that she tried to confront AOC at the Capitol the week prior, but the liberal representative “cowered away.”
She asked AOC’s staffer to deliver the complaint, along with the message to “tell her to stop lying about American citizens.
In a fortunate twist, Raichik actually ran into AOC on the way out of the building, and managed to get her to pose for a photo, while the lawmaker was clearly unaware of her identity.
Raichik waited until she had an arm around the politician and they were smiling for the camera, before she told her that she had “just delivered an ethics complaint” to her office.
AOC pulled away, but kept her grin firmly in place as the Libs of TikTok founder said it was because “you lied about me in a committee hearing.”
“No, hi, I actually…” AOC began before Raichik spit that she “never inspired a bomb threat.”
“You’re actually super transphobic and I never want to share a space with you,” the liberal politician hissed back, before shouting “thank you,” at the camera and storming away.
The clip culminated with Raichik gleefully adding to the Post-It wall outside of the congresswoman’s office door.
“Dear AOC, I’m back and you’ve been served, love Chaya,” the note read.