New York elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted that despite her savings as a waitress she will not be able to move to Washington until she receives her first salary, which will be next January, once she has become the youngest woman in the House. of history.
"I'll be three months without salary before I'm a member of Congress, so how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real," Ocasio told The New York Times, a statement that has been much talked about on social networks and even criticized by some media, such as Fox.
Ocasio-Cortez, who said that this moment is "very unusual" for her, has spent five months in being a stranger to unseat the candidate of the Democratic Party establishment in a primary and then win the seat in the House of Representatives, in where as of January 2 will be the youngest congresswoman in the history of the United States with 29 years.
Some media outlets such as Fox criticized these comments by Ocasio, who will not be able to pay her rent until the end of January, who was accused of showing her brand-name clothes in Vogue a few weeks ago, to which she replied that clothing was only provided for the report.
Ocasio was elected last Tuesday, in mid-term elections, by the 14th district of New York, which includes neighborhoods of working-class immigrants, like her, from the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio is of Puerto Rican origin.