Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is about to become the youngest woman to ever sit in Congress. But it hasn't been easy for her to find a place to live nearby.
Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat who was elected to represent New York's 14th District, told The New York Times that having to wait three months to receive her congressional salary was making it hard to secure a D.C. apartment. She later tweeted to confirm she was "working it out" — but not before some Fox News hosts could trade laughs about her situation.
In a Friday segment on America's Newsroom, reporter Shelby Holliday seemed to make Ocasio-Cortez's point for her, saying other members of Congress might share her problem, but Ocasio-Cortez "might be the only one talking about it." Correspondent Ed Henry then brought up how Ocasio-Cortez grew up in a town that's "ritzier than the Bronx," and suggested the "multi-thousand-dollar outfits" she was dressed in for a photoshoot during the campaign could pay for her rent. Host Bill Hemmer, though, suggested Ocasio-Cortez was likely having problems because she last worked as a bartender.
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— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 9, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez served them with a three-point comeback, which you can read below. Kathryn Krawczyk
1. @FoxNews, why can’t any of your anchors say my name correctly? It’s been 5 months.
2. It is bizarre to see 1%-salaried anchors laugh at the US housing crisis.
3. Never purchased pricey clothes + always told my story. But repeating lies until they are believed is your thing. https://t.co/Py5aXFi3Z4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 9, 2018