The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lied About Being Too Poor to Afford D.C. Apt

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran her campaign on phony claims of being a poor girl from the Bronx, when she was actually an architect’s daughter from Westchester.

And she’s still at it.

In one of the more laughable moments, the socialist who will be receiving a six-figure salary for her antics and lies, claimed that she couldn’t afford a Washington D.C. apartment until her salary comes due. And that this was an obstacle placed in the way of working class politicians… like her.

As usual, it appears to be another lie.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times.

Ocasio-Cortez left her day job as a waitress at a New York bar mid-February and reportedly began living off her savings and her partner’s income in a one-bedroom apartment with an estimated rent of around $1,850 a month, so she could focus on her campaign against Crowley.

She reported having between $15,001 and $50,000 in her checking account as of the end of April 2018, according to a Financial Disclosure Report she submitted to the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The financial disclosure also reveals that she has an investment account valued between $1,001 and $15,000.

She has taken $6,200 in salary from her campaign coffers since August. Her most recent check was for $1,288.96 in mid-October, just weeks before Election Day.

It’s okay. 

Faking being poor is what all trendy socialists do.