A Troll Asked AOC If She's Ready to Bartend Again After the Election and She Fired Back With the Perfect Response
As the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is more adept at social media than many of her peers in government.
The Congresswoman—colloquially known as AOC—often uses Instagram to show her millions of followers the inner workings of Congress, from how offices are assigned to the purpose of Congressional pins.
Such was the case when Ocasio-Cortez began her commute from New York's 14th Congressional District back to Washington, D.C. this weekend, where the House is holding an emergency session to strengthen the faltering U.S. Postal Service ahead of the 2020 election.
To pass time during her commute, AOC began taking questions from her Instagram followers.
While most questions were focused on actual issues—such as negotiations about additional pandemic relief and the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots expected this election—one person asked the Congresswoman if she was ready to bartend again on November 3rd.
Her response was curt.
After graduating cum laude from Boston University with degrees in international relations and economics, Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender to help her family make end's meet after the sudden death of her father.
Some of AOC's colleagues in the Republican party—which claims to champion Americans who "pull themselves up by their bootstraps"—use her former occupation as a reason to dismiss her. As a result, some call her "bartender" instead of "Congresswoman."
"I'm ready to bartend any day of the week because I am not a person who believes that a person's job is reflective of their human worth"
People applauded her response to the troll.
Absolutely amazing response from @AOC when asked if she is ready to bartend after the November election. What an inspirational woman. pic.twitter.com/ze7NnMo8w9
— Emma Cate (@emmccatt) August 24, 2020
Even in Alaska, we contribute 💵 to ensure @AOC won't bartend any time soon. 😀 Great leaders gotta keep leading. pic.twitter.com/JWRETDabs4
— Jason Lee (@GottaBeJasonLee) August 22, 2020
This is just a reminder of how awesome a human AOC is. When asked if she's ready to bartend again, she responds, "I'm ready to bartend any day of the week because I'm not a classist who believes that a person's job is reflective of their human worth." ❤ pic.twitter.com/teHJFV9OYF
— #blacklivesmatter (Just got out of 🐦 Jail) (@DChristakos84) August 22, 2020
"I'm ready to bartend any day of the week because I am not a classist who believes that a person's job is reflective of their human worth."
We really don't deserve her. Watching her scoop ice as a bartender while she ran for office had to be so relatable to workers.
— Stephen (@Da3dalusStephen) August 23, 2020
.@AOC is right here. Most of the people in Congress are not that smart and usually got there on their daddy's dimes. We need to overhaul the system and elect people who actually represent and reflect what our country actually looks like. pic.twitter.com/beRIMjWI0x
— Sāvion Is A Rashida Tlaib Democrat (@Savion) August 23, 2020
Those with insight into the service industry were especially appreciative.
Yes yes yes to this @AOC Instastory.
Being a server in a pandemic has been a really illuminating experience. Having representation in Congress that remembers this life, that treats and speaks of us with respect, is so important to me, personally. pic.twitter.com/Ip2oSrxeHf
— April Glick (@aprilglick) August 22, 2020
@AOC 👏🏻 has 👏🏻 no 👏🏻time👏🏻 for 👏🏻 you 👏🏻demeaning 👏🏻 hospitality 👏🏻 staff👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/NhViY6BDov
— Victoria Johnston (@V_toriaJohnston) August 22, 2020
@AOC I appreciate this. I'll tell you why. As of October 1st I will be furloughed as a pilot because of Trumps covid failures.And because of those same failures I can't go back to bartending to make money. Hospitality professionals are still professionals!Let's bartend together?! pic.twitter.com/gMnpaxAZcE
— Robbie (@offdutypilot) August 22, 2020
Regardless of what some may say, it's highly unlikely that Ocasio-Cortez will be bartending again any time soon—she won her recent primary with over 70 percent of the vote.