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Socialist Darling Ocasio-Cortez Busted Trying to Backtrack “Girl From the Bronx” Claims

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28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken the mainstream media by storm after her surprise upset of Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the New York primaries last month.

The “Democratic” Socialist is a favorite of the mainstream media, who can’t get enough of her poorly-defined progressive politics and inspiring one-liners about America’s need to give free things to everyone.

She’s relied heavily upon her “girl from the Bronx” image, but not long after her surprise victory, journalists discovered she had not, in fact, spent much of her childhood in the Bronx.

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“I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny,” she is fond of saying, although she does not make mention of which zip code she actually grew up in.

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As The Blaze explains:

According to the New York Times, it’s true Ocasio-Cortez was born into the doldrums of the Bronx. However, at the ripe age of 5, Ocasio-Cortez’s late father, Sergio Ocasio, an architect, moved her family an hour north to Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb of New York City in Westchester County.

Yorktown Heights, ironically, is the opposite of the Bronx. In a 1999 New York Times profile of Yorktown Heights, the town supervisor described it as “a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.” Ocasio-Cortez would have been about 10 years old at the time.

While she has stuck by her story that her family was working class despite living in this affluent area most of her life, it appears it may have ruffled her feathers more than she’d like to admit.

The Blaze reports that she appears to have quietly changed her biography on her campaign website according to these revelations:

As the Journal News noted, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign biography originally stated: “She ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40-minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx.”

The website biography has since been updated, but it still doesn’t explicitly state that Ocasio-Cortez’s move to Westchester County was permanent.

“She ended up attending public school in Yorktown — 40 minutes north of her birthplace. As a result, much of her early life was spent in transit between her tight-knit extended family in the Bronx and her daily student life” the bio now reads.

Either way, seems pretty dishonest to me.

 

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K-Mac Drops the Hammer on Mad Max with Official Censure

Kevin McCarthy isn’t playing around anymore.

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On Capitol Hill this week, there has been turbulence once again. This time, instead of a riotous mob looking to storm the building and create chaos intended to derail our government, the trouble comes from California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, whose suggestion that Americans need to be “more confrontational” in their opinions on the Derek Chauvin trial has been widely lambasted as an inappropriate call to arms at a time in which our nation is already suffering from uncouth bouts of political violence. For her troubles, Waters is now facing censure. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively that he will move to formally censure House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over her call to violence in Minnesota this weekend. McCarthy’s move, which comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to hold Waters accountable, will force a censure vote in the House. Pelosi cannot stop McCarthy’s resolution censuring Waters from receiving a vote, because it is a privileged resolution. If Democrats lose just three of their members on this vote and all Republicans vote for it, then Waters will be formally censured by the House and likely lose her powerful position as chair of the Financial Services Committee. This is certainly not Waters’ first foray into violent rhetoric. The Democratic stalwart had suggested that her constituents seek out conservatives and make them feel “not welcome” during a speech in 2018.  Over the next several days, Democratic operatives verbally harassed a number of prominent GOP women, shouting them out of public spaces.

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