Fox Information reporter Ed Henry responded to Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) criticism of his feedback about her monetary state of affairs Saturday, inviting her to seem on the present.
“So the congresswoman-elect … was mad that I used to be on ‘America’s Newsroom’ and I used to be speaking about the truth that she is now saying she will be able to’t afford an condo in Washington, D.C., and she or he thought I used to be mocking her,” he mentioned.
“I dwell in Washington. It’s very costly. … Members of Congress make $174,000 a yr. That’s much more than individuals across the nation, many individuals. And there are 435 Democrats and Republicans within the Home who’ve to take care of two houses. A few of them have 4 or 5 youngsters in Georgia, in California, they need to fly backwards and forwards. It’s not straightforward to do it, they someway do it. I’m not mocking it and I do imagine we’ve got a housing disaster in America.”
Henry ended his response to her by providing Ocasio-Cortez an invite to his present.
“Come on the present,” he mentioned.
“Let’s speak about that situation. You’re a congresswoman now, or are going to be very quickly. Come on Fox.”
Ocasio-Cortez revealed Thursday that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in earlier than she will be able to afford to lease an condo in D.C.
On Friday, a Fox Information panel, together with Henry, laughed as they mentioned the incoming freshman lawmaker’s funds. Henry argued that she might have saved cash from garments for housing.
“She had these multi-thousand-dollar outfits that might pay a month’s lease in Washington D.C.,” he mentioned.
Ocasio-Cortez referred to as out the hosts on Twitter for not with the ability to say her title and denying that she had bought costly garments.
1. @FoxNews, why can’t any of your anchors say my title accurately? It’s been 5 months.
2. It’s weird to see 1%-salaried anchors chuckle on the US housing disaster.
three. By no means bought dear garments + at all times advised my story. However repeating lies till they’re believed is your factor. https://t.co/Py5aXFi3Z4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 9, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez, who turned the youngest lady in historical past elected to Congress, labored as a bartender earlier than pulling off a shocking defeat of high incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) within the main election in June.