Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dumped all over a Politico article Tuesday, calling it “birdcage lining.”

The political-news site had reported in a widely picked-up story earlier in the day that the incoming New York Democrat already plans to change districts in order to challenge Rep. Hakeem Jeffries in 2020 over a personal grudge related to insider jockeying over House leadership positions. The article cited two unnamed sources with knowledge of the plan.

Her eyes rolled at the news … hard.

“One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as ‘reporting.’ This story has not a SINGLE named or verifiable source [and] only ONE on-the-record comment, which is a denial,” she wrote on Twitter, quote-tweeting the Politico article.

“My dad had a name for junk articles like this: ‘Birdcage lining,'” she concluded.

One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as “reporting.” This story has:- Not a SINGLE named or verifiable source- Only ONE on-the-record comment, which is a denial. My dad had a name for junk articles like this:“Birdcage lining.” https://t.co/kIBMM2eiWb
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 18, 2018

In a letter tweet, she noted that “this is the second @politico article about me in a short period of time with *0* named sources to back claims containing false information.”

She went on to lament that Politico articles are “printed + distributed to **Congressional offices** – w/ no named sources. It’s really unfortunate.”

For the record, this is the second @politico article about me in a short period of time with *0* named sources to back claims containing false information. Their articles are printed + distributed to **Congressional offices** – w/ no named sources. It’s really unfortunate. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 18, 2018

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