Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made it a point to tell voters that she is from “the Bronx.”
She recently tweeted a photo of her congressional plaque and included the caption: “Don’t be fooled by the plaques that we got, I’m still / I’m still Alex from the Bronx.”
However, as it turns out, the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist didn’t exactly grow up in the Bronx, and was definitely more privileged than she would like voters to believe.
As The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles pointed out, “The average household wealth of the town in which you grew up is $1.2 million.”
But there’s more.
An “anonymous classmate” reportedly provided photos from Ocasio-Cortez’s time at an elite school in Yorktown Heights, New York, to Gateway Pundit. It also turns out that Ocasio-Cortez used to go by the name “Sandy.”
"The education we received at Yorktown was excellent, we had many well funded after school programs, very good cafeteria food, access to Putnam northern Westcheser BOCES for trade school,” the classmate reportedly said. “Lacrosse was our biggest sport. We were terrible at football, decent at soccer.”
The report added: The average home in Yorktown goes for $477,000 — it’s a very nice area. … You were considered poor if your parents made $50,000 a year each.”
There is, of course, nothing wrong with growing up in a nice neighborhood. The problem comes when you attempt to suggest to voters that you grew up without any privilege to increase your election chances.
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