She is such a hypocrite!
Progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who has repeatedly called out others for exacerbating income inequality and has been the biggest proponent of implementing a wealth tax, is being called out for attending the MET Gala and not a labor union rally.
On Thursday (March 31), Ocasio-Cortez got into a Twitter feud with progressive journalist Krystal Ball, who called her out for failing to attend a Staten Island Amazon Labor Union drive in August last year. Ball’s call-out came as Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her support for the Staten Island Amazon Labor Union vote. Ball was quick to point out that during the summer of last year, Ocasio-Cortez backed out of attending the union drive at the last minute because of “scheduling conflicts” and “security concerns.” However, Ball highlighted that a few weeks later, AOC was in attendance at the Met Gala.
In response to Ocasio-Cortez’s initial tweet supporting the union vote, Ball tweeted, “Here’s the guy who organized the union drive talking about how you left them high and dry. These are your constituents, and you couldn’t be bothered to show up until they’re on the cusp of victory.”
However, Ocasio-Cortez quickly defended herself.
“The warehouse isn’t in my district and maybe you should look at a map before claiming so,” she retorted, adding, “One scheduling conflict aside, we have requested oversight investigations into Amazon, met with Amazon workers in the Woodside warehouses, and more.” Ocasio-Cortez concluded her remarks by saying, “Hope you do more due diligence next time.”
However, Ball’s initial tweet gained support from fellow progressive journalist Jordan Chariton, who replied to Ocasio-Cortez’s explanation, stating workers told him AOC’s “folks told them at last minute it was a security issue — not a scheduling conflict.”
Chariton continued his criticism, saying that irrespective of it being her district, as an N.Y. Congresswoman, she should have tweeted her support, “particularly in the final weeks — for one of the most important union drives in [the] U.S.”