By: Konrad Holden
Tuesday on Instagram, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez answered a user’s question about whether or not she is “rich.” The question came after AOC attended the $30,000-per-plate Met Gala in New York where she won't a dress with the slogan “Tax the Rich.” She claimed that attending the Gala falls under her legislator’s duty to support the “city’s cultural institutions.”
The annual Met Gala in New York is a “who’s who” of the liberal elite and their favorite people. The dinner is known for its outlandish fashion and $30,000-per-plate price tag.
It also attracts left-wing politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wore a white dress with the red words “Tax the Rich” scrawled across the back.
Besides that hypocrisy, Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on Instagram saying that she is not the “rich” she wants to tax despite her opulent lifestyle and $35,000 Tesla.
An Instagram user asked what she would say to people who call her rich.
She responded by saying that “people” want you to think that “we’re talking about a doctor or a lawyer instead of someone with hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions of dollars. That’s what we mean by ‘rich.’”
She followed up by pointing out that her dress was made by a “black woman immigrant designer” and that the news media just wants to “police” her body.
“I and my body have been so heavily and relentlessly policed from all corners politically since the moment I won my election that it’s kind of become expected.” - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“Cost per Ticket: $30,000. Virtue signaling to your base while partying—without a mask—with the people you claim to hate: Priceless.” - Sen. Ted Cruz