Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she's just 'living in the world' after she was accused of spending over 3 times more on car services than subway

The youngest Congresswoman in the US history hit back at the New York Post for releasing the figures, and said that she is just 'living in the world'


                            Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she's just 'living in the world' after she was accused of spending over 3 times more on car services than subway

The popular New York Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fired back at her critics on Saturday night after she was called a hypocrite for promoting her Green New Deal despite spending thousands of dollars in ride-sharing apps.

Election filings revealed that AOC's campaign spent $29,365.70 on car services and $8,335.41 on subway fares despite her headquarters in Queens just a minute's walk from the subway.

The youngest Congresswoman in the US history hit back at the New York Post for releasing the figures, and said that she is just "living in the world". "I also fly and use A/C," she added in her tweet.



"Living in the world as it is isn't an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy," AOC tweeted to her over three million followers.

(L-R) U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at the Senate chamber to watch two votes January 24, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has failed to pass two procedural votes, one proposed by Republicans and the other proposed by the Democrats, to re-open the government. (Getty Images)
(L-R) U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at the Senate chamber to watch two votes January 24, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has failed to pass two procedural votes, one proposed by Republicans and the other proposed by the Democrats, to re-open the government. (Getty Images)

She also said that the news outlet was attempting to create controversy where there is none. "The Post put the fact that I get into cars (while proposing a plan to invest in better car technology) on their front page," she tweeted. "Pack it up folks, the Pulitzer's been decided. No one can rival this kind of hard-hitting journalism."



 

The NY congresswoman, who represents New York's 14th congressional district, has pushed for the controversial Green New Deal, with one of the goals of a "full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases" within a span of 10 years.

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a rally calling on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Getty Images)
New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a rally calling on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Getty Images)

The New York Post, however, pointed out that despite her backing such a goal, AOC, ever since she announced her candidacy in May 2017 to December 2018, her campaign has heavily relied on ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, Juno and others.

The federal filings revealed that AOC's campaign made a total of 1,049 transactions for various ride-sharing services, 505 of which were for Uber alone. In comparison, there were just 52 MetroCard transactions made with the campaign paying $8,335.41 for them.

AOC's hometown newspaper took another swing at the Democrat on Sanday by pointing that the congresswoman arrived at a St. Patrick's Day parade in her district in a gas-guzzling Chrysler Town and Country minivan, which is rated for 17 miles per gallon in the city, according to reports.