Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made history in the midterm elections by becoming the youngest woman elected to the US House of Representatives.
The 29-year-old political newcomer shot to fame earlier this year when she unexpectedly defeated ten-term representative Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th district, and she looks set to help shape for course of US politics for years to come.
But before she can do that, she revealed to The New York Times that she won't be able to relocate her life to her future home of Washington DC until her congressional salary kicks in, as only then will she be able to pay rent in the capital.
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 also tweeted to say that this was just another example of how the US electoral system isn't "designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead".
There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class peopl… https://t.co/7yV5gJB2Ed
Mocking lower incomes is exactly how those who benefit from + promote wealth inequality the most keep everyday people silent about 1 of the worst threats to American society: that the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer.
Less than a week following her election and Ocasio-Cortez is already making waves in a bid to disrupt the status quo. We can't wait to see how this turns out.