5 reasons Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most relatable politician right now

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Fears Nothing

"Would you call a male member of congress a boy?" tweeted Vox's Liz Plank.

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday proposed getting rid of Columbus Day as a holiday and replacing it with a day off for Election Day. That photo was then tweeted out by Eddie Scarry, with the caption, "I'll tell you something: that jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles", referencing Ocasio-Cortez's recent difficulty finding an apartment in the D.C. area. She's sharply contrasted by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's shown staunch support for the headquarters: "I can tell you right here baked into the deal are a lot of great specific efforts to help the residents of Queensbridge-training, job opportunities", the mayor said, per CNN.

The Daily Mail's USA political editor David Martosko quote tweeted Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday and wrote that she "hasn't even started the job yet and she's already angling for more vacation days".

"Becky Bond, a political strategist and veteran of the 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, applaudedJustice Democrats as being" founded by some of the best strategists in the progressive movement" and said she believes "the group's young, vibrant leaders are going to recruit and usher in the next generation of diverse working-class leaders into Congress".

"If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh and take a picture of my backside".

"Don't worry btw", she later tweeted.

Scarry - a conservative writer who works at the Washington Examiner and who recently wrote a book pushing back on Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House" - deleted the tweet after resounding disapproval from conservatives and liberals alike. Scarry fired back at both critics on Twitter. Supporters of Ocasio-Cortez, recognizing the ridiculousness logic of Scarry's tweet, sparked a parody meme that trended Thursday evening. Noun. A female child, from birth to full growth. E.g. Not to be defeated, the congresswoman-elect posted a screen grab of it, calling him out for not apologizing.

At 7:40 p.m. Thursday, about three hours after he posted the tweet with the picture, Scarry defended the decision to delete it.

Despite his claims that his tweet was taken out of context, the underlying message in Scarry's tweet is clear: If people are really from working-class backgrounds, they can't afford to look "well put together" or "elegant".

The exchange comes after Ocasio-Cortez seemed confused about the structure of the US government.

Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and does not have the accumulated wealth that see other incoming congress members through the transition.

The wardrobe windfall wasn't the only Twitter tussle that Ocasio-Cortez has delved into since arriving in D.C. for freshman orientation. She seems appropriately dressed for her new gig as a Congressperson to me.

"All four incoming House members who were backed by Justice Democrats are women of color: Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez".

"I STILL get stopped in the halls and confused for a spouse or an intern".



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