Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has been a lightning rod of controversy from the very moment that she stepped onto the American political stage, and not always for the most flattering of reasons.
AOC, as she has nicknamed herself, has been accused of being a bit gauche at times, particularly when she tries to play up her “I’m just a bartender from the Bronx” mythos. We all remember the time she went to pose for photos on her old stoop wearing a $3,500 pantsuit.
Her latest bout of obliviousness comes from her own personal, social-distancing-compliant happy hour.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ranted that elected officials are not doing enough to provide economic relief to the American people as she made margaritas during an Instagram Live on Friday.
The New York lawmaker told viewers that they need to flood elected officials’ offices with calls and demand further coronavirus relief because “they want to continue to get away with doing far too little.”
“And in this moment there’s no such thing as doing too much. I mean honesty, have you ever had a point in your life where the federal government did too much for you? Where they gave you too much?” she asked.
“Never happened to me. I’ve never seen that in my life. I never had too many scholarships, you know. We never had too many people that got relief. Puerto Rico never got too much aid,” she continued.
“But anyways, I digress. I’m sure there are plenty of Republicans that are of that opinion,” she added, pivoting to an explainer on how to make a margarita…
As AOC’s generation says, the lawmaker was being a little “extra”, and doing it “for the ‘gram”.
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