What is it with these privileged Socialist-Democrats like Senator Bernie (with two homes in Vermont and one in D.C.) Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Socialist-Democrat US Congresswoman?
Why are these Socialist-Democrats getting a pass from the media over their phony outrage about the injustices of the poor, while they live very comfortable lives on the government teet, thanks to their roles as “public servants?”
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign biography told the story of a poor little girl who grew up in the Bronx and drove 40 minutes from her home to attend better schools. The Socialist-Democrat lawmaker’s actual upbringing was much different. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually grew up in an upscale neighborhood, in a home that recently sold for a cool $355,000.
The hardscrabble biography of Democrat Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been called into question after the revelation that she grew up mostly in wealthy Westchester County.
County land records show Ocasio-Cortez’s late father Sergio Cortez-Roman bought a quaint three-bedroom in Yorktown Heights, New York in 1991 when she was about two.
It is an apparent contradiction with the candidate’s official biography, which states in part: ‘The state of Bronx public schools in the late 80s and early 90s sent her parents on a search for a solution. She ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40-minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx.’
Now, the residency of the “Bronx” freshman Socialist-Democrat, who just killed a deal with Amazon that would have brought 25,000 high-paying jobs to Bronx residents, is being called into question by the New York Post, while neighbors are asking, “Ocasio-Cortez, who?”
According to the New York Post – Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no district office and no local phone number in New York, unlike the state’s three other freshman members.
And it’s unclear whether the 29-year-old lawmaker, who represents the Bronx and Queens, actually still lives in the Parkchester neighborhood that has been so closely tied to her rise — even though she won her upset victory over fellow Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley with accusations that his home in Virginia made him too Washington-focused to serve his district.
Ocasio-Cortez has used her deceased father’s Bronx condo on her voter registration since 2012, and even posed in the one-bedroom Bronx flat for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz in a Vogue magazine profile after her stunning November election. But The Post could find little indication she continues to live there.
The Post e-mailed the Ocasio-Cortez’ spokesman, Corbin Trent, four times with specific questions — they were all ignored. On Saturday, The Post reached Corbin by phone.
“We will not be commenting,” he said. Among the queries he refused to answer: Where does the congresswoman live?
Ocasio-Cortez was in New York City last weekend and this weekend, with appearances in Queens on both Saturdays — yet she was not seen coming or going from her Parkchester pad either day.
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.
“Just because their names are on the box doesn’t mean they live there,” he said.