Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Changes Bio After Getting Called Out for Very Misleading Section


As more information is coming out about New York Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it is becoming less and less surprising that she seems to be stretching the truth about her past.

In case you haven’t heard, the 28-year-old beat Rep. Joseph Crowley in the Democratic Party primary in a district that represents parts of the Bronx and Queens.

During her four years working at a restaurant called Flats Fix, Ocasio-Cortez reportedly refused to share tip money at the end of a very busy Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2017.

According to Richard Johnson, a staff writer for The New York Post’s, “At the end of the night, when it came time to split the $560 in tips she had gotten at the bar, Ocasio-Cortez gave the waitress only $50. After the waitress complained to her manager, her take was doubled to $100, a source said.”

Johnson quotes the waitress as saying, “It says so much about her character. from that point on, I wouldn’t talk to her. I couldn’t look at her.”

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True socialism would dictate that all of the tip money from that night’s haul at the bar be divided equally, with no consideration given to who worked harder than anyone else.

One particular “fact” that Ocasio-Cortez has been touting has also come into question and has even forced the candidate to change her bio.

According to The Journal News, Ocasio-Cortez’s bio originally read, “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.”

She recently told Stephen Colbert, “Well, you know, the president is from Queens, and with all due respect — half of my district is from Queens — I don’t think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx,” according to Breitbart News.

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But critics began pointing out, that maybe she really isn’t “a girl from the Bronx.” In fact, she has been lying about how she actually grew up.

Breitbart reported, “Around the age of five, Alexandria’s architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the ‘planned community’ of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County.”

After being called out, Ocasio-Cortez quickly changed her bio, but still did not explicitly say that she grew up in the 8th ranking county with the “highest average incomes among the wealthiest one percent of residents,” according to Breitbart, quoting CNBC.

Her bio now reads, “She ended up attending public school in Yorktown, 40 minutes north of her birthplace. As a result, much of her early life was spent in transit between her tight-knit extended family in the Bronx & her daily student life.”

Ocasio-Cortez, for her part, has fired back at her critics for catching her in the lie.

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“You attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things,” she tweeted, according to Fox News.

Well, after she was confronted with the truth of her childhood, she still ended up changing her bio. One can only help but wonder what else she she has been lying about.

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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