FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS: Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Run From Her Suburban Past
Incoming New York Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clearly rattled by persistent reporting on her plush suburban upbringing, which undercuts her well-honed image as a working-class girl from the Bronx.
Ocasio-Cortez fired back at the facts with social-justice rhetoric, accusing a recent fact-teller of “mansplaining” her childhood to her. But Ocasio-Cortez did, in fact, grow up in Yorktown Heights in Westchester County.
Ocasio-Cortez’s father reportedly bought the house in Yorktown Heights when the socialist was approximately two years old. She reportedly moved from Parkchester, in the Bronx, to Yorktown Heights when she was five years of age. A glowing New York Times profile of the socialist starlet said the family moved to Westchester County “in search of better schools.”
Thus, the family of Ocasio-Cortez, who attended Yorktown High School, actively rejected the Bronx.
Investigative reporter John Cardillo of Newsmax TV is not letting Ocasio-Cortez off the hook.
.@Ocasio2018 every word he wrote is accurate.
You grew up in an affluent Westchester suburb, not the Bronx. You flat out lied.
I spent more time on the streets of the south Bronx than you, so please slow your roll Congresswoman. https://t.co/6zmnmVm2RE
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 28, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez is already struggling to maintain her Bronx-bred image in the world of Washington.
Big League Politics recently reported:
Soon-to-be the youngest member of Congress, New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already learning the art of the flip-flop, only a week after being elected.
Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez joined nearly 200 protestors outside of the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to pressure Pelosi to act on climate change.
“The activists called on Pelosi to lead Democrats in developing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to address climate change — a Green New Deal. Halfway through the protest, rising Democratic star and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited to show her support, which drew a torrent of media coverage,” according to Vox.
But Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez changed her tune.
“One of the things that I admire so much about Leader Pelosi is that she comes from a space of activism and organizing and so I think she really appreciates civic engagement,” she said in an interview. “And really what I’m here to do is just to support the folks that are here.”
It appears that the freshman congresswoman will have to fall in line and back the ranking Democrats after all, much to the chagrin of her supporters who actually believed her when she promised to bring change to Congress.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "One of the things that I admire so much about Leader Pelosi is that she comes from a space of activism and organizing and so I think she really appreciates civic engagement." https://t.co/r4tHK0X0tQ pic.twitter.com/d2IND5CHtV
— The Hill (@thehill) November 13, 2018
Here is Ocasio-Cortez protesting in the office of Nancy Pelosi.