Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rocked the political landscape since she was sworn in earlier this year. For better or for worse, Ocasio-Cortez has shown she isn’t afraid to speak her mind, especially when it comes to the Republican party and its ideology. During an Instagram live video, Ocasio-Cortez decided to take a break from the political and shared instead details of her living quarters.
The freshman congresswomen went live for about an hour while she showed her supporters around her luxury apartment. Typically, you would expect lavish furniture with expensive knick-knacks, but Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn’t have time to buy these things.
“My apartment is like unfurnished. I’ve been living like a completely depraved lifestyle,” she said jokingly in the first parts of the video. She added that she can’t buy furniture often as all the stores are closed when she wakes up and closed when she gets off.
One would think this would mean spending a lunch break or shopping online like regular people, but apparently, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t have time for that. Then she drops the bombshell: “I’ve been sleeping on a mattress on the floor,” she explained while she put together IKEA furniture.
The Daily Mail reported her apartment cost $2,000 to $5,000 a month and comes with an infinity pool, which happens to be located down the road from a Whole Foods.
To put her life in context, the 29-year-old told the stream: “I got sworn in January 3, today it’s April-something and I still don’t own a chair.” Throughout the video, Ocasio-Cortez would field questions from her supporters.
One user asked what are some tips on time management. Bronx-born socialist quickly fired back with, “I don’t think I’m a good person to ask.” It was only a matter of time until someone brought up the Republican party’s focus on her, with one user asking why she feels they are out to get her.
I “confront them directly,” she explained before adding it makes Republicans “act like the girl in The Exorcist that’s like vomiting pea soup.”