CONFUSION: Cortez Complains There Are No 'Frontline Community Leaders' at Congressional Meeting

'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'

Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

Congressman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Donald Trump Jr.

Don Jr. posted a meme on his Instagram account that shows Ocasio-Cortez asking his father, "Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?"

Making the whole post even worse is Junior's caption, "It's amusing cuz it's true!"

Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed her Congressional orientation meeting this week; blasting the briefing for having no "labor leaders", activists, and "frontline community leaders". AOC, as she is sometimes called, is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

She was even directed to a spouse event for partners of those elected by a mistaken Democratic official.

Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress should also increase wages for paid staffers so they can afford to live in Washington, D.C., one of the most expensive cities in the US.

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The cause of Venezuela's collapse is more nuanced than just "because socialism", but one key point Junior seems to miss here is what agenda, exactly, Ocasio-Cortez and her peers are backing.

After hearing this, Ocasio-Cortez declared that she would be providing a "living wage" to all her interns; paying them 15 dollars an hour.

Ocasio-Cortez was immediately corrected by various critics on social media, but her greatest rebuke came from the Washington Post fact-checker, which gave her their greatest error rating of "four Pinocchios" for her claim.

"It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about 'fiscal responsibility, '" she tweeted. The meme from Trump Jr. was swiftly mocked by people on Instagram.

"I know that I'm not anxious about anything I actually did", Trump Jr. told USA Today in October.

This article was updated with more background information.

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