Ocasio-Cortez Tears Into Fox News For Mocking Her Struggle To Pay DC Rent

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress.  (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez be... NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 10, 2018 12:49 p.m.

Congresswoman-elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) slammed a Fox News panel on Friday after they laughed at her comment about being unable to pay for an apartment in D.C.

“@FoxNews, why can’t any of your anchors say my name correctly?” Cortez tweeted. “It’s been 5 months.”

“It is bizarre to see 1%-salaried anchors laugh at the US housing crisis,” she continued.

Ocasio-Cortez described in a New York Times interview how her transition to Washington will be “very unusual” because she has to wait several months without a paying job until she begins her term in January.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress,” she said. “So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.”

In a video clipped by Media Matters editor Parker Malloy, a panel of Fox News commentators responded to her comment with snickers.

“I think what she’s talking about is all of the money in Washington, all of the wealth in Washington, all of the power, and a little simple person like her from New York can’t find a place to live,” said panelist Judy Miller. “It is a brilliant political lie.”

Watch the video below:

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