According to a fellow New York City progressive, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “absent” from the district she has been elected to represent. Isn’t this how most Democrats tend to conduct business? The only time they seem to care about the actual people they are supposed to represent is when it is election time.
According to a report from Newsmax, a user messaged AOC on Twitter just a week ago. making the claim that her office canceled a meeting with “a couple of the most highly respected health policy academics,” who were informed by the staff working for the congresswoman that “we’re not doing healthcare right now.”
In a response to the criticism, AOC stated “I’m really sorry to hear that this happened. It’s not representative of me nor my values. If you can connect with details I’d appreciate it. I’ll follow so DMs will be open.”
The Newsmax report then said, “In reply to Ocasio-Cortez, state Sen. Jessica Ramos, whose district includes parts of the congresswoman’s, said that ‘Maybe if you spent more time in your office and with your team you’d know what goes on. Just saying it would be nice if you breathed our air. So, as an employer, what happens with the staffer who said this?’”
AOC also said, “Our district offices are on the same floor in the same building. She’s barely ever present in the community. It’s an indisputable fact.”
Ouch. That’s not what you want to be said, publicly, about you during an election year as big as this one, which seemingly goes on to add credence to the idea that Democrats view themselves as being above the little folk they represent and are thus out of touch with the individuals who elect them.
Ramos went on later to state she reached out to check on AOC following the Capitol riot but received no response.
“I gave up texting her a while back, and as petitioning unfolded, I reached out through staff and requested a meeting,” Ramos stated in a post on Twitter. “I have not spoken to my congressperson in months. Maybe more than a year? What else is it I’m supposed to do?”
Not long after the post, another user on the platform wrote to Ramos and accused her of being jealous of the success that Ocasio-Cortez is experiencing in her political career, to which she responded by saying, “Nah. Just want my congressional representative to be around and do their job in the community.”
Ramos then said that AOC “ran on breathing our air. I do see the other neighboring congressional representatives quite often. I’ve met [with Rep. Grace Meng, D-Queens] and others. Seems there’s different standards for folks. We’ve been through some bad crises and never a phone call. I’ve tried many times.”
I mean, it does kind of seem like this woman has the wrong idea of what it means to be represented by someone on the national level. It seems she thinks that a representative is supposed to be on call for every whim. That’s not the case.
However, Democrats like AOC are often out of touch with the common folk they are supposed to represent in Washington. That comes from spending far more time at the Capitol building than they do at the offices located in their actual districts.
It doesn’t surprise me at all that AOC isn’t around all that much. Guess she has far more important matters to attend to.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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