Reporter tries to shame 'struggling' Ocasio-Cortez over wardrobe

Lester Mason
November 18, 2018

Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday fired back at journalists from the Washington Examiner and Fox News who have criticized her for appearing to wear expensive clothing while claiming she can not afford an apartment in Washington, D.C. The 29-year-old, who was the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, was mistaken for an intern her first day and Thursday, her second day, was criticized over her attire through a tweet that was later deleted. Indeed, like most women her age, housing costs are a struggle for her, and she can not afford the rent on an apartment in Washington, D.C. "Those little things are very real".

Obviously, the only struggle here is Eddie Scarry and his ilk struggling to find a way to turn Ocasio-Cortez into a boogeywoman.

Since winning her election November 6, Ocasio-Cortez has continued to challenge the Democratic Party leadership, joining a sit-in protest in the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over climate change policy.

"Ocasio-Cortez's superpower is making conservatives admit that they think only rich people should have clothes and housing", investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein shared.

Ultimately, Scarry deleted the post and replaced it with a new one: "ATTN!"

"Girl. Noun. A female child, from birth to full growth", wrote in a tweet. "E.g".

One person who wasn't yelling at Scarry, though, was Ocasio-Cortez.

Fox News' Geraldo Rivera came to her defense, too.

Others mocked the tweet and posted photos of others wearing numerous clothing that were sent from a "hill staffer".

In November, Fox and Friends host Katie Pavlich said Ms Ocasio-Cortez represented "hypocrisy at its best" and had "expensive tastes for a socialist" after she wore expensive clothes for a magazine photo shoot. Supporters of Ocasio-Cortez, recognizing the ridiculousness logic of Scarry's tweet, sparked a parody meme that trended Thursday evening.

She wrote in a follow-up tweet, "Oh, does @eScarry think he can delete his misogyny without an apology?"

On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "Advocates for the deaf community hit me up to connect me with tools (i.e. Clipomatic) to better serve all of us. Shine bright & keep it pushing".

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