Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shuts Fox News All The Way Down After They Make Fun Of Her Income

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tore into Fox News after they mocked ‘working class people.’

The conservative commentary channel did an entire segment devoted to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez was allegedly struggling to rent an apartment in Washington DC.

After winning her election, she revealed to the New York Times:

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

However, once she assumes her seat, her annual salary is $174,000.

Ocasio-Cortez caught wind of the segment and tweeted this in response…

At only 29 years old, Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to the house.

The 14th district, which she will soon represent, covers Queens and the Bronx. Many have looked to her as the future of the Democratic Party.

She gained national attention when she beat Democratic Representative Joe Crowley in a major primary upset earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Fox News correspondent Ed Henry decided to be derisive, saying that she should have been saving her money rather than focusing on her celebrity. Because apparently she can’t be a rising star in the party and save money at the same time.

It should also be noted that Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Fox News was that reports that she can’t find a place to live in DC are overblown. But that the angle with which Fox News decided to take the story, making fun of working class people, was problematic.

People are excited about her joining Congress.

Many felt her election was a watershed moment.

And most jumped to defend her against Fox News.

Yeah, that’s not a particularly good look Fox News.

H/T: Twitter, NBC News