Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so many death threats that knocking on her office door makes staffers ‘stiffen’ — and America’s newest political celebrity complains she can’t ‘go outside in sweats’ anymore

Thursday, March 21, 2019
By Paul Martin

Democratic socialist congresswoman is on the April 1 cover of Time magazine
Ocasio-Cortez is described as the ‘Wonder Woman of the left and wicked witch of the right’
She gets so many death threats that her aides are trained to evaluate her visitors
People in the office ‘stiffen’ at door-knocks, many of which are from well-meaning fans who leave Post-It notes on her hallway plaque
Meanwhile her poll numbers are in a freefall and New Yorkers are blaming her for driving Amazon away from the Big Apple, along with 25,000 promised jobs

By DAVID MARTOSKO
DAILYMAIL.COM
21 March 2019

Enough people have threatened to kill democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that her staff has been trained to evaluate visitors to her Capitol Hill office — even people who just leave Post-It notes on the plaque in the hallway.

The stunning reality of being America’s new liberal ‘it’ girl, a media darling who incenses conservatives, is laid bare in a Time profile that landed the New York congressional freshman on the magazine’s cover.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, may appear like she relishes the attention in public. But in private, the realities of life in a political bubble are sinking in.

‘I miss being able to go outside in sweats,’ she told Time this month. ‘I can’t go anywhere in public and just be a person without a lot of people watching everything I do.’

The Democratic congresswoman from the Bronx, ‘Wonder Woman of the left and wicked witch of the right’ in the lengthy interview, complained that her millennial generation has grown up in an America that falls short of its promise.

Eight years of Barack Obama’s economy hasn’t assuaged the nation’s socialist youth, she suggested: ‘An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.’

‘I have never seen that, or experienced it, really, in my adult life.’

Time explores her influences, including the father who moved his family from a working-class New York City neighborhood to a tonier Westchester address to improve his children’s schooling options.

By the time the future politician finished her first year at Boston University, he had lung cancer.

‘I didn’t know that it was going to be the last time that I talked to my dad,’ Ocasio-Cortez said of one hospital visit, ‘but toward the end of our interaction, I started to feel like it was.’

‘I said goodbye, but I think he knew, and I knew. And so I started to leave, and he kind of hollered out, and I turned around in the doorframe, and he said, “Hey, make me proud”.’

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