AOC Worried About Not Being Able To Find An Apartment, Look Where She Just Moved
You may recall the story of how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) complained that she might not afford to get an apartment in Washington, D.C. before she got her first Congressional paycheck.
During her campaign, the Democratic Socialist often pitched that she was a working class girl from the Bronx.
There were a few things left out of that story including that she grew up, not in the Bronx, but in Westchester in a nice house her father, the CEO of his own architectural firm, bought for the family. And after he died in 2008, she moved back into the apartment in the Bronx that her father also owned and where the mortgage was paid off in 2007. That’s now her New York residence with her partner.
And now it looks like she’s found new luxury digs in the Navy Yard area of Washington, D.C. according to the Free Beacon.
After fretting about whether she’d be able to afford rent, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has moved into a luxury apartment building in the District of Columbia’s Navy Yard neighborhood, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, got a big raise with her election to Congress, a job that comes with a $174,000 annual salary. She told the New York Times she was concerned about how she would get an apartment before that salary kicked in.
She ended up moving into a luxury apartment building with a wide array of amenities where rent for even a studio apartment exceeds $2,000 a month. The Washington Free Beacon is not disclosing the exact building Ocasio-Cortez lives in due to safety concerns expressed by her office.
Her office pushed back against the notion that it was hypocritical for Ocasio-Cortez, who has made housing affordability one of her top policy concerns, to move into a luxury building. A spokesman pointed out that her office also uses a car with an “internal combustion engine that runs on fossil fuels,” even though she thinks their use should be eliminated.
As the Free Beacon notes, the area was recently named “one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world.”
Interestingly, they also observed there are a lot of Trump supporters living in the neighborhood.
People saw a bit of a hypocrisy there for the young Democratic socialist who decries income inequity, who rails against the rich and whose Green New Deal seeks to eliminate use of fossil fuels and the cars that use them.