By all accounts from local neighbors and business owners, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not live in New York’s 14th district. And her constituents aren’t happy about it.
While representatives aren’t required to live in the districts they represent — only the same state — many expect elected officials to live among their constituents.
Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t even have an office for the people she represents to visit.
The address that AOC has used on her voter registration since 2012 was once believed to be her deceased father’s address.
But while she did have a spread in Vogue magazine featuring the apartment, neighbors say that is about the only time they saw her.
Reporters have talked to neighbors in the building, surrounding buildings, and even business owners in the area. They all say the same thing: she is never there.
A reporter even tracked down her postal delivery worker, and he gave a similar account.
“Constituents come here and leave notes on the door. But it’s a waste of time,” he said.
Still No Office
If you live in the 14th district of New York and are hoping to get some face time with your congresswoman, buy a ticket and head to D.C., because she still has no local office for her constituents to visit.
She says that’s because of a greedy landlord. According to Ocasio-Cortez, she wanted to use the same space as her predecessor, but the landlord was going to significantly raise the rent, so she is seeking out other digs.
But AOC has not even set up a phone line in the district for people to call. Surely, she does not need an actual office to set up an answering service to hear the concerns of her constituents.
Clearly, Ocasio-Cortez has no comprehension of the demands voters will make for her to be available to hear their concerns. Every day, she does nothing more than prove that she has pulled off one of the greatest scams ever on the voters of New York.