Journalist criticised for 'sexist' Ocasio-Cortez tweet

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens

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Ocasio-Cortez left her day job as a waitress at a NY bar mid-February and reportedly began living off her savings and her partner's income in a one-bedroom apartment with an estimated rent of around $1,850 a month, so she could focus on her campaign against Crowley.

In a piece describing Ocasio-Cortez as "the incoming star congresswoman from New York", Politico provides some details that no doubt has her fellow Democrats very concerned and Republicans egging her on. Antani wrote, adding two emojis. Ocasio-Cortez upset Rep. Joe Crowley, the boss of the political machine in Queens, New York. Fox News hosts said Ocasio-Cortez had "expensive tastes for a socialist", with one guest host saying "I want a pair of $600 shoes, I think she should redistribute".

Obviously, the only struggle here is Eddie Scarry and his ilk struggling to find a way to turn Ocasio-Cortez into a boogeywoman. I have three months without a salary before I'm a member of Congress. Prior to the 2018 midterms, Republicans controlled all three.

Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on her working-class upbringing and life. "I don't think people who are taking money from oil and gas companies should be drafting climate legislation", she said.

"ATTN! I posted a tweet earlier suggesting the incoming congresswoman looked well put together - ELEGANT even - despite suggestions she's struggled", Scarry wrote. "The tweet was taken as something else, so I've deleted it!" he wrote. Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, elected in 2016, has repeatedly drawn headlines during her first term in the nation's capital; she opposed the certification of the 2016 presidential vote in Georgia and was one of hundreds of people arrested in an immigration protest in the Hart Senate office building in June.

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After attempting at first to push back on the criticism, Scarry deleted the tweet. The outfit, which Interview borrowed for the shoot, reportedly cost around $3,500.

While she hasn't officially started her term as a U.S. representative from New York, Ocasio-Cortez has already become a focal point of attention on Capitol Hill - and a target of criticism. We still need more of you to run with us.

After months of fostering an image as a working-class Democrat, Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times shortly after her November 6 general election win that she won't be able to afford an apartment in the Washington, D.C., area until her new $174,000-a-year salary kicks in next year.

But Ocasio-Cortez isn't just a grassroots-funded progressive with universalist policies and impressive comebacks.

It seems the more the American establishment attacks Ocasio-Cortez, the stronger she becomes. If that's true it means that Scarry is like, really bad at complimenting people. Apparently, working-class people can't have nice things, or perhaps it's just working-class women.

Now that she's in Congress, she has an opportunity to redefine what a lawmaker looks like - even if she sticks to the dress code.

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