Democratic Candidate Faces Questions Over Her 'Working Class' Bronx Background

Bill de Blasio and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez quickly fired back.

Ocasio-Cortez, a native of the Bronx, graduated from Yorktown High School in 2007.

A few days after Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., commented on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory, other established figures in the party voiced concerns that what worked locally may not translate as well nationally. She lived in the Bronx's Parkchester apartments before moving to Yorktown Heights at age 5 to attend a better public school than what was available in the Bronx at that time, according to her campaign website.

This is the Yorktown Heights (very nice area) home @Ocasio2018 grew up in before going off to Ivy League Brown University.

In a tweet on Sunday, Cardillo claimed that the photo of her home was "a far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling".

Claiming that the NY congressional candidate had lied about her past as being one which saw her grow up in the Bronx, Cardillo attempted to discredit Ocasio-Cortez by saying that she had also lied about her alma mater.

"Thank you, @glennbeck. We may disagree, but I sincerely appreciate the good faith", she tweeted.

Shortly after the exchange, Cardillo invited Ocasio-Cortez to appear on his show.

Regardless of where Ocasio-Cortez lived for the majority of her childhood, what Twitter users really couldn't get over was the fact that the 28-year-old had the absolute nerve to grow up in A HOUSE! And, I mean, no one who lives in a house could possibly be hard working or struggling to make ends meet, right?

As a rebuttal, Ocasio-Cortez pointed to the success Sen. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny". McCain asked, to Ocasio-Cortez's agreement.

The candidate has not endorsed or disavowed on those far-left goals, but her campaign platform does call for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), establishing universal guaranteed employment, and single-payer healthcare - i.e., "Medicare for all".

Naturally, a lot of institutionalists are pretty scared of her and they're trying out all the tactics they can think of to tear her down.

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