November 9, 2018
By Martin Walsh
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently believes the “electoral system” is unfair because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she’s actually sworn in as a member of Congress.
On Thursday, the 29-year-old socialist spoke with The New York Times about her election victory on Tuesday.
But rather than discuss her ideas for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez complained about not being able to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C.
Given that she will not be sworn in as a member of Congress until January, the Democratic socialist complained about not receiving her congressional salary for another three months.
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress, so how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Those little things are very real.”
Ocasio-Cortez said she and her “partner” have been saving money since her days as a bartender in New York, but decried that it wasn’t enough to get her an apartment in D.C.
“We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January.”
Despite Ocasio-Cortez telling the Times that she “can’t really take a salary,” filings by the Federal Election Commission indicate that she did take at least one “payroll” check as a candidate this election cycle.
The socialist darling also tweeted about her interview with the Times, and further elaborated her bizarre position that the “electoral system” is unfair because she cannot receive her congressional salary until she’s actually sworn in as a member of Congress.
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!)
The electoral system has absolutely nothing to do with Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent financial struggles. While many will find it mind-boggling that she doesn’t know that, it’s hardly the first time she has made a bizarre statement.
On Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez thanked every “Dreamer” for her election victory and accuses Immigration Customs and Enforcement of committing “humans rights violations.”
“Words cannot express my gratitude to every organizer, every small-dollar donor, every working parent and Dreamer who helped make this movement happen. And that’s exactly what this is, not a campaign or an Election Day but a movement… for social, economic and racial justice,” she added, getting very animated while galvanizing her far-left supporters.
“We launched this campaign because no one was clearly and authentically talking about issues like the corrupting role of money in politics. Like the disturbing human rights violations being committed by ICE,” Ocasio-Cortez shouted to the crowd while waving her arms. “By the fact that no one was giving a voice to the idea, to the notion that an entire generation is graduating with crippling loads of student loans debt that’s a ticking time bomb for our economy.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ofrece su primer discurso tras ser elegida como la mujer más joven a la Cámara de Representantes.
Earlier this week, the socialist offered a bizarre response when asked how American taxpayers would pay for the multi-billion dollar “Medicare for all” plan that she and other far-left Democrats support.
“You just… pay for it,” she said with a weird pause.
Recent studies have shown that the “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
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Later in that same interview, Ocasio-Cortez told host Jorge Ramos that it’s a “no-brainer” that President Donald Trump should be impeached.
“I mean, yeah. To me, it’s a no-brainer,” Ocasio-Cortez said, without providing any evidence that the president broke the law.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez sent out a bizarre email demanding Democrats “push back” against Republicans and Trump, who she referred to as “cold-hearted monsters.”
Prior to that, Ocasio-Cortez told a small crowd that global warming is an ”existential threat” similar to Nazism. With no self-awareness at all, she claimed the plan to defeat “global warming” should be the same one used to defeat Adolf Hitler.
The Democratic darling said her plan for Congress will be to divide people; or, as she put it, “segmenting” them.
And if her congressional salary isn’t enough, she’s already hinted at a possible presidential run in the future.