Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is officially the youngest woman ever and the first socialist in decades elected to the House of Representatives. And for someone from a working class background who was formerly working as a bartender, the move to D.C. can be daunting at times. In a recent lengthy interview, she told the New York Times that the transition to being in Congress and the move to D.C. was “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.”
Fox News contributor Judy Miller called it “a brilliant political line” that will play well with her base, but also admitted that the cost of living in Washington, D.C., is expensive.
“I think what she’s talking about is all of the money in Washington, all of the wealth in Washington, all of the power and a little, simple person like her from New York can’t find a place to live,” Miller said.
Fox News correspondent Ed Henry slammed Ocasio-Cortez on the panel, suggesting that she could have been saving her money rather than embracing her newfound celebrity.
“Some of those (photo) shoots she had during the campaign, she had these multi-thousand dollar outfits that could pay a month’s rent in Washington, D.C.,” he said.
Twitter users were quick to point out that, first of all, no one gets to keep the outfits they wear in a photo shoot, and, second of all, what the hell is so funny about how expensive rent is?
Because Ocasio wore nice clothes once for a photoshoot and then returned them—as is custom—means she should be able to afford rent in *two* of the most expensive cities in the world simultaneously while unemployed.
Solid reasoning here, Fox.pic.twitter.com/XNOG20Omdv
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