• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at critics who deride her previous experience as a bartender during an appearance on Showtime’s”Desus & Mero.”
  • She implied that some fellow members of Congress believe they are”smarter” than the bartenders, waitresses, and other working people they represent. 
  • AOC and the chat show hosts wrapped the subway together and halted by a regional Bronx bodega for breakfast sandwiches prior to the congresswomen blended up them several drinks at a pub.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at critics who deride her expertise as a bartender during an appearance in an episode of Showtime’s”Desus & Mero” published Thursday.

The congresswoman blended a couple of drinks for the fellow Bronx natives, reveal hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, on a tour of their home borough.

When Desus requested Ocasio-Cortez how she chooses criticism of her support sector history, she implied that some members of Congress believe they are”smarter” than their working class colleagues and components.

“I feel as if people are constantly clowning themselves if they say because it is like, alright so that you believe each person that you represent that is a bartender, a waitress, a functioning individual, they can not do that task?” She explained. “Because I want to tell youI work with a few of those folks and they’re not smarter than a bartender.”

Ocasio-Cortez has expressed pride in her experience serving beverages and tacos in Manhattan while knocking doors for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid and, afterwards, mounting her own main race for Congress. She has been upfront about the financial struggles she and her family have confronted and facilities her working background inside her political job. 

The trio also rode the subway together, halted by a local bodega for breakfast sandwiches, and walked around the area together. 

That is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has starred on the Bronx-based show. The congresswoman was Desus and Mero’s feature guest about the very first episode of the Showtime program this past year.