The Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez/Sen. Bernard Sanders superfan’s June 1 video titled “$2,000,000 Apartment Tour! (My New Apartment)” came under heavy scrutiny from viewers who accused her of hypocrisy.
“Her apartment more expensive than Bernie’s House in Vermont,” deadpanned one of many critical YouTube viewers.
“While ‘flexing’ your wealth is almost always tacky, the hypocrisy is what’s really gross,” added another. “Go look up ‘Champagne Socialist.’”
“Whoever wants to show me where those $1 million to $5 million are, I would happily follow you and reclaim them,” she said March 27 regarding rumors of her net worth. “I have no idea where this money is at or where it’s from.”
“I think when people mean like, ‘tax the rich,’ I think at the end of the day they do mean, like, billionaires and people who have insane, unfathomable amounts of wealth,” she said.
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