Washington Examiner reporter Eddie Scarry tweeted a candid photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Coretz declaring that she doesn’t “look like a girl who struggles” because she is wearing professional clothing on Capitol Hill.
Laying aside the obvious sexism for a moment, consider that Washington, D.C., is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States and Ocasio-Cortez was reportedly uncertain that she would be able to afford rent for an apartment in the city until she begins receiving a congressional salary. Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times, “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.” She told The Times she had saved up money from her prior job as a bartender before winning her election last week. Right-wing media figures have mocked her for her comment.
Scarry posted a photo of Ocasio-Cortez that he said he received from a Hill staffer and took a jab at the newly elected congresswoman, earning him a generous helping of what is referred to on Twitter as “the ratio.”