Mother Jones Washington, D.C. bureau chief David Corn declared he found “obscene” graffiti targeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at an airport Tuesday, however the airport’s staff say they showed up empty-handed after trying to locate the purported drawing.

Corn informed his more than 700,000 followers that he spotted the graffiti inside a bathroom stale at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport– however declined to share a picture of it. “I simply found obscene anti-@AOCgraffiti in a bathroom stall in the Phoenix airport. Yes, truly. (Not going to post a photo of it.),” the veteran left-wing newsman stated.

I just spotted profane anti-@AOC graffiti in a restroom stall in the Phoenix airport. Yes, actually. (Not going to post an image of it.)

— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 5, 2019

Approximately 20 minutes later, Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Twitter account responded to Corn’s tweet asking whether he would confirm which terminal and course the purported graffiti remains in so it might alert its facilities group.

Hi David– would you mind informing us which terminal and concourse so we can let our Facilities team know?

— PHX Sky Harbor (@PHXSkyHarbor) March 5, 2019

Corn responded over 8 hours later to the airport, stating: “I was on a United flight to Houston about twelve noon. Near that gate.”

I was on a United flight to Houston about midday. Near that gate. https://t.co/UmpzEvtRYN

— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 6, 2019

On Wednesday morning, the airport told Corn that its facilities team searched the restrooms however did not find the purported illustration, keeping in mind that they are cleaned up several times daily.

Thanks for the follow-up. Our Facilities group inspected the bathrooms in the location last night, and although they didn’t find anything, those restrooms are inspected and cleaned numerous times a day.

— PHX Sky Harbor (@PHXSkyHarbor) March 6, 2019

Corn then stated the purported graffiti was drawn in black marker, raising the possibility that it may have been cleaned off prior to the cleansing team arrived. He then asked the airport to follow him so he could privately message the illustration.

It remained in black marker that could be cleaned off. I understand since I tried. Follow me and I can DM a pic. Thanks. https://t.co/s0VY19 WQTy

— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 6, 2019

Corn, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, is co-author of the bookRussian Live Roulette: The Within Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.As anMSNBC expert, Corn has actually utilized his perch to drum up conversation of possible collusion between the Trump project and Russia during the 2016 election, as soon as calling it “the most substantial political scandal in American history.”

In 2017, Mom Jones introduced an examination into claims of sexual misbehavior versus Corn after two emails from staffers alleged he inappropriately touched female workers and made jokes about rape and “females’s sexuality and anatomy.”

In a statement toPolitico, Corn denied touching “any work colleague in a sexual manner”– yet confessed that as an “exuberant person,” he is “known to pat male and female associates on the shoulder or slap them on the back, however always in a collegial or celebratory way.”

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