Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the press for living in a luxury building in Washington DC, around the same time she and other well-known Democrats were on a special list drawn up by a man from the United States. Maryland arrested for allegedly planning a mass terrorist attack.
"The journalists tell stories about where I live on the same day, and they told me that I and others were targeted by a mass shooter," the New York Democrat tweeted late Wednesday. "All this coupled with amplified and unamplified conspiracy theories. It's irresponsible, irresponsible, and puts people directly at risk. This is not a game. "
Court documents show that Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Hasson, who was arrested last Friday, drew up a list of political figures and media that he was targeting.
The list included Ocasio-Cortez, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, among others.
Hasson, who had an arsenal of 15 guns in his home in Silver Spring, Maryland, searched the Internet "Where does Congress live?" And "The best place in the neighborhood to meet members of Congress," police officials say.
A number of outlets reported last week that the first-year legislator, whose congressional salary was $ 174,000, lives in a disordered part of the capital in a building where Rents range from $ 2,000 for a studio to over $ 5,000 for a three bedroom.
Although most of them did not give an address, they provided identification information and photographs about the stores located in the neighborhood and the amenities offered by its complex. in construction.
The articles highlighted the Ocasio-Cortez platform as a champion of the poor and blamed her for living in a high-end building that they said did not provide affordable housing.
The proponent told The Post that they were participating in the DC voucher program and that low-income people were living there.
Asked to provide a specific number, the developer said, "We can not disclose more specific details about our residents."
The office of Ocasio-Cortez rejected the idea that it was hypocritical for the congressman to live in high-level searches.
A spokesman for the Washington Free Beacon said his office was also using a car equipped with a "fossil-fueled internal combustion engine," although it felt that their use should be removed.