BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is firing back at “rumors” from left-wing activists that she is hosting a high school military recruitment fair, claiming on Instagram that “large accounts” were making up lies about a recent event whose guests included military personnel from service academies.

Ocasio-Cortez co-hosted a “students service fair” with Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Monday for high schoolers in the Bronx to “learn about the resources available to students” through the district office and connect them with service academies, according to a flyer for the event.

At the event were guests from the U.S. military, Marines, Naval Academy, Air Force and Coast Guard, prompting backlash toward the progressive representative who proposed a ban on certain forms of military recruitment in 2020.

“Politics is so crazy because people can just wake up and make up whatever they want to say about you,” Ocasio-Cortez said on her Instagram account. “Today, someone made up a rumor that I, me, was hosting a military recruitment fair for high schoolers. Does that sound like something I would do? I support our military, but only to the extent that they will lay down their lives for people like me to use my freedom of speech to constantly make idiotic and moronic statements.”