Guy calls newly-elected congresswoman a 'bartender.' She doesn't let him get away with it.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming under attack again.
On Wednesday, she was called a "bartender" and told that maybe she should have started on a more local level first before running on a national level.
Apparently, someone didn't like the fact that AOC called out billionaire Howard Schultz for his plan to get rid of taxes for the rich.
Here is what she had to say in response:
“This bartender” has served in a Senate casework office, organized & educated 1000s of young people, earned relevant degrees w/ honors, worked on field campaigns, and the only reason I wasn’t told to run for city council was because I was consistently told not to run at all."
She then followed up her message with another note:
And by the way, it’s “Congresswoman.”
Some more background on this: The former Starbucks CEO is complaining that he can't run for president as a Democrat because of AOC's proposal to put a 70-percent marginal tax rate on incomes above $10 million. Because of this he said he is seriously considering running as an independent.
Here was what Schultz told CNBC on Monday:
“I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don't know their views represent the majority of Americans. I don't think we want a 70 percent income tax in America,” he said. Ocasio-Cortez's idea to tax earnings over $10 million at 70 percent has wide support, according to polls—a recent Hill-HarrisX survey found that 59 percent of voters back it. Schultz went on to say: “The way I’ve come to this decision is, I believe that if I ran as a Democrat, I would have to say things that I know in my heart I do not believe, and I would have to be disingenuous.”
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is not afraid to fire back. She's also not afraid to do things differently and that's probably why she was elected in the first place.
The Alex VanNess guy is just one of many who are constantly going after her because they view her as an easy, inexperienced target on the left.
While AOC still has a lot to learn about the inner-workings of government, that hasn't impacted her ability to listen to her constituents who are telling her to keep at it.