Lipstick Worn by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez During Debate Sells Out
Jul 03 2018
While she was born in the Bronx and lived in the borough's Parkchester apartments, she relocated to Yorktown Heights at the age of 5 to get a better education.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx's pride parade in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2018. It was significant not only because she toppled a longtime leader of the Queens political machine and the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, but because she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday lashed out at Newsmax host John Cardillo for publishing incorrect information about her life story, including a photograph of her childhood home.
"A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling", Cardillo wrote.
Yes, how dare Ocasio-Cortez have the gall-the absolute gall-to grow up in a HOUSE of all places??
Third, Ocasio-Cortez had to fight off foreclosure of that palatial Yorktown Heights mansion after her Dad died.
Thinking back, I am struggling to remember anyone who went from unknown to ubiquitous in such a short period of time in the world of politics.
While Ocasio-Cortez does not actually promote socialism - which is traditionally defined as worker or collective ownership of industry - like Brooklyn-bred Bernie Sanders, she refers to a left-leaning platform of an expanded social safety net, paid for by higher progressive income taxes and tightened regulation of businesses - as democratic socialism. So, yeah, she's from the Bronx, unless anyone who's ever moved anywhere is no longer from anywhere. "I couldn't look at her". "It was clear to her, even then, that the zip code a child was born in determined much of their destiny", the website read.
A recent tweet from Cardillo on Monday morning channeled Trump in its rhetoric and seemed to remark on the response to his Ocasio-Cortez remarks.
Hannity framed these positions as somehow bad, and "the future" of the Democratic Party.
Ocasio-Cortez and Cardillo did not immediately respond to request for comment.