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Ocasio-Cortez Tells Job-Shaming Republicans To ‘Take Their Classism To The Trash’

Freshman lawmaker calls out critics who claim she's not qualified for Congress because of her past work as a bartender.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)  is calling out Republicans for “classism” for attacking her past work as a bartender. 

Over the weekend, the freshman lawmaker slammed Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, for taking part in G-20 talks despite having no qualifications.

“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez said in response to a viral video of an awkward moment between the first daughter and several world leaders. 

Conservative pundit Paris Dennard asked Ocasio-Cortez what her own qualifications are. 

Remind us how being a bartender qualified you to be a member of Congress creating laws, voting on bills that impact Americans & the world,” he tweeted.

She replied with the only qualification that matters in Congress: The election results that showed her easily winning her district last year. 

Then, she launched into a passionate defense of not only her own background, but of all people who’ve worked similar jobs:

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