Day after day, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets bombarded with attacks from Republicans, Ring Wing conservatives, and domestic terrorists. That can be a lot for anyone to deal with but in her short time on Capitol Hill, Ocasio-Cortez has handled the pressures with graces and a lot of backbone. There’s another reason for her strong capacity to take on even the most basic pressures put on women, and that’s all because of her Latinidad.
A tabloid had the audacity to interview Ocasio-Cortez’s mother and pry into their intimate life. They went into her mother’s home, asked her about her daughter’s childhood, about her upbringing, and even her love life.
We don’t know a lot about AOC’s relationship with her long-term boyfriend, but apparently, he is mama-approved
“I love him,” her mother told the outlet. “He is the most loving, supporting person I’ve seen. He helped her tremendously during the election. They’ve been together for four years now after they reconnected from a college breakup.”
She went on to say: “I know they love children, and they do very well with children from the family. So, I hope they get married soon. Although they haven’t told me anything about their plans.”
Ughhh! We don’t blame her mom at all about talking about her daughter. Most moms, especially ones that are proud of their children’s achievements would go on and on. But we are so annoyed that a publication would invade someone’s home, personal information, and disclose it as if it’s no big thing.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about the story and called them out for their intrusiveness.
“You know, when I got to DC I was told that it’s considered ‘off-limits’ to report on a member’s family, love life, etc.,” she tweeted. “Unsure why that consideration is suspended for me.”
She then went to explain why she’s able to withstand so much, which is something a lot us Latinas can relate to.
“Also for those who ask how I learned to handle pressure, try being the only daughter in a Latino household.”
You know, when I got to DC I was told that it’s considered “off-limits” to report on a member’s family, love life, etc.
Unsure why that consideration is suspended for me.
(Also for those who ask how I learned to handle pressure,try being the only daughter in a Latino household) https://t.co/M2lgHITz1B
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
You don’t need to say anymore, we hear ya AOC.