Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks a big game about being for the poor, the needy and the little people. But her actions speak very differently.
Since relocating to Washington, the congresswoman has moved into a luxury apartment building that makes no provisions of affordable housing for the poor. What a surprise.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Poor people not allowed in AOC’s luxury apartment complex
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently moved into a luxury apartment complex in Washington, D.C. that does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in the New York congresswoman’s campaign platform.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who said in November that she was concerned about being able to afford rent in D.C., now earns a $174,000 annual salary and is living in a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week.
The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program. The Washington Examiner is not naming the building or complex.
Ocasio-Cortez is not happy about this report. She tweeted:
Journalists are sharing stories about where I live the same day it’s shared that myself + others were targeted by a mass shooter.
All this paired w/ amplifying unvetted conspiracy theories. It’s reckless, irresponsible & puts people directly in danger.
This isn’t a game. https://t.co/gcJWcKinxI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 21, 2019
Townhall has more:
Ocasio-Cortez Lashes Out At Media Outlets For Sharing Details Of Where She Lives
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked media outlets for exposing details of the new apartment she’d recently bought in Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. She accuses them of putting her life in danger, since her name was discovered on a hit list compiled by white supremacist Christopher Hasson, who was arrested Feb. 15 on drug and gun charges.
The story she’s referring to was posted to The Washington Free Beacon on Feb. 13, two days before Hasson’s arrest. However, the article never mentions a specific street address or even the name of the building “due to safety concerns expressed by her office.”
While we want the congresswoman to be safe, her complaints about the media reporting on this are a bit much to take. She is a public figure now, and her address is a matter of public record.
Also, she receives a ton of positive reportage from the liberal media which adores her.