Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a lightning rod for controversy.
But any publicity is good publicity.
And Ocasio-Cortez is learning that the hard way after she got busted for a scandal that will leave you speechless.
The scandals are starting to pile up for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
There was the brew-ha-ha over the “Green New Deal” draft that proposed using taxpayer money to guarantee income for individuals “unwilling to work.”
Ocasio-Cortez and her office claim the document was doctored or the wrong draft was mistakenly posted to her website, however, a copy using the same language was sent to media outlets like NPR.
Then she got caught giving her boyfriend a house.gov email address and allegedly using a PAC to pay him.
Now the mushrooming scandal about her residency threatens to consume her career.
After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her election to Congress last November, she created an uproar when the Democrat Socialist complained that her six figure Congressional salary wasn’t enough for her to live in both Washington and her New York district.
Many Americans frowned upon a privileged elected official complaining about having to make do with $174,000 a year.
But it also led some reporters – of course, not the ones at the fake news outlets like CNN, Washington Post or the New York Times, mind you – to follow up and explore her living situation.
Reporters from the conservative leaning New York Post staked out the residence Ocasio-Cortez claims to live in her district and found that she’s lying about living there.
The New York Posts exclusively reports:
Her apartment’s next-door neighbor said she had never seen Ocasio-Cortez. Another neighbor, who has lived down the hall from the congresswoman’s apartment for the last 40 years, said he’d never seen her or her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who has claimed the address as his own since last spring.
“I would have remembered,” said the neighbor when shown a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez.
Workers at Jerry’s Pizzeria, less than a block from her building, and at the local grocery store said she had never patronized their businesses — and a server at a nearby taqueria said the congresswoman had only come in to be filmed by news crews.
A postal worker who delivers mail to the building said that in the last 10 years he has only seen Ocasio-Cortez intermittently, and that several months’ worth of mail regularly accumulates in the mailbox before anyone bothers to collect it. The worker said that Ocasio-Cortez and Roberts were the only ones getting mail at the address.
The reporters also dug into her plans for a district office and found that one does not yet exist.
Ocasio-Cortez’s false claim of residency is raising eyebrows given that, when she initially jumped in the race for Congress, she provided an address for a different Congressional district – which she eventually corrected.
Reporters at the Washington Examiner also found that Ocasio-Cortez – whom despite her complaints that her salary didn’t afford her a living wage for residences in New York and Washington, and whom owns a 430 credit score – lived in one of the most exclusive and expensive apartment buildings in Washington, D.C.
A simple studio apartment in her building runs nearly $2,000 and the Examiner’s report also included its luxury amenities, such as, “two private massage rooms with state-of-the-art hydrotherapy beds; men’s and women’s saunas; a full-scale demonstration kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven; a 25-meter indoor lap pool; a rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the Capitol; a Peloton cycling studio with over a dozen bikes; and a fireside lounge featuring a Steinway & Sons player piano.”
“Also included is a PGA-grade golf simulation lounge with a wrap-around screen and viewing bar that allows residents to play virtually at dozens of the world’s most exclusive golf courses with the touch of a button.”
Is Ocasio-Cortez able to afford such posh living conditions because she’s faking living in her district back in New York?
We will keep you up to date on this ongoing story.