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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Democratic Nominee for the 14th Congressional District of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks onstage during WE Day UN at Barclays Center on September 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage/Getty Images)

Following her upset victory in the Democratic primary earlier this year, the soon-to-be Congresswoman representing New York's 14th district—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—has quickly become a darling of the Democrats and one of the most notable faces of the progressive movement. A former bartender and the youngest person ever elected to congress, Ocasio-Cortez has championed economic reform and used her voice to bolster the working class.

So it's no wonder many Republican naysayers have tried to foster doubt about her intentions at every turn.

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