AOC: some members of Congress are 'not smarter than a bartender'
On her appearance on Showtime's "Desus & Mero", Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires at her critics. While on the show, the congresswoman made some drinks for the show hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, who are fellow Bronx natives.
In this segment, Desus asked Ocasio-Cortez how she deals with the criticism due to her background in the service industry. She answered, not even slightly hinting, that some members of the Congress believe they are "smarter" than their working class constituents and colleagues. She said
I feel like people are always clowning themselves when they say that because it's like, okay so you think every person you represent that's a bartender, a waitress, a working person, that they can't do this job? Because let me tell you, I work with some of these people and they are not smarter than a bartender.
Once again, Ocasio-Cortez akes pride in her experience as she served drinks and tacos, then later knocking doors for Sen. Bernie Sander's 2016 presidential bid. Much later, she herself rode to her own primary race for congress. She was clear on the financial struggles she and her family suffered from, stating that the middle-class is her focus in her political work.
Later, the congresswoman tweeted "Welcome to the Bronx, where your local Congresswoman will get you in trouble with the MTA and make you a margarita after to make up for it."
In the show, Ocasio-Cortez and the hosts rode the subway. Then, they stopped by a local Bronx bodega for breakfast sandwiches. The congresswoman then went behind the bar and mixed them up some drinks on this interview.