The New York Democrat and socialist star made the comments in an interview with the New York Daily News, explaining why she does not release her public schedule in advance on the advice of U.S. Capitol Police. "Siri, show me the brand of "economic anxiety" that mocks Americans of color as unintelligent + unskilled, while *also* mocking those same Americans for speaking more languages than you", she tweeted.
"They're trying to say that the Green New Deal is about what we have to give up, what we have to cut back on, when in fact the Green New Deal itself is a resolution to be more expansive", Ocasio-Cortez said. "This is an outrage!"
My last name is not "Cortez", just as theirs isn't "Ingra" or "Carl" or "Hann". Full stop. That's my name.
Ocasio-Cortez went on to school the pundits on the origin of her last name.
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- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019For the curious, in Latinx culture children take *both* their parents' names.
No, you can't say "Cortez".
This is likely a misunderstanding of the news that Netflix paid $10 million for the worldwide rights to Sundance documentary Knock Down the House, which followed the fortunes of progressive candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, including Ocasio-Cortez. She repeated what she's said before: that her background in bartending and waitressing means that she has loads of experience in listening to people, as well as a highly developed ability to shut down bullshit. It's just how some names work.