Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is headed to Washington as the youngest female to enter congress apparently can’t afford a DC apartment.
The young socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was ushered into Congress this past Tuesday in a landslide victory, literally cannot afford an apartment in Washington, D.C. before her hefty government salary of $174,000 kicks in, the Daily Wire writes.
She stated that her transition from NY to D.C. “will be 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,” Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times.
After the article was published, Ocasio-Cortez noted on Twitter that “our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.” She said not to worry, she’s already working it out.
There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.
This is one of them (don’t worry btw – we’re working it out!)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 8, 2018
One day prior to the NY Times article, Ocasio-Cortez noted just 1 year ago she was bartending and had only purchased her first couch just two weeks ago, after getting health insurance.
She provided a sense of confidence that it will all “work out” in the end saying: “So don’t worry, growth doesn’t happen in a straight line! We’re all closer than we believe.”
Last year I was bartending, and I bought my first couch two weeks ago – shortly after I got health insurance 😬
So don’t worry, growth doesn’t happen in a straight line! We’re all closer than we believe. https://t.co/G6ZEIgVoR8
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 7, 2018
On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district covering parts of the Bronx and Queens in New York City, defeating the incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what was described as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm-election season.
Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
She has definitely made a name for herself, quickly rising from bartender to congresswoman, but now faces the realities associated with moving to DC.
Do you think a donor will step in to assist Ocasio-Cortez obtain lodging in DC prior to her start date, or will she have to wait until she receives her first Government paycheck?