They sure dont send their best and brightest.
> inb4 “shes just joking man y so serial”
‘I am told this is a garbage disposal. I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived. It is terrifying. I don’t know what it’s for, or what its purpose is. Like, food scraps? Like, is this environmentally sound?’
That’s New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exploring the perks of her “bougie” D.C. apartment, and, at the same time, reminding her vast social-media following of her hardscrabble upbringing.
Here’s the clip:
Ocasio-Cortez has previously been criticized for transparent attempts at cultivating her image as a poor girl from the Bronx. Newsmax host John Cardillo called her out last year for misleading the American people about her childhood.
He tweeted this picture of her childhood home in Yorktown Heights, saying it’s “a far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she’s selling”:
The New York Democrat, never one to shy away from a Twitter feud, fired back, explaining how her mother scrubbed toilets so they could afford to live in that modest home, which apparently didn’t have a garbage disposal.
“I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity,” she said in a tweeted response. “Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things.”
As for her latest Instagram stream, the 29-year-old congresswoman couldn’t resist tossing a little jab across the aisle:
“All you people telling me to reach in and grab whatever’s there are just Republicans trying to test my health insurance,” she said. “I’m onto you.”