Going from an unknown 28-year-old bartender to the youngest-ever woman elected to Congress, it was a big turning point in life of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The lady of the “Squad” recently said she wished she could just “be a human being.”
It seemed like AOC’s act is finally getting to her and she can’t handle the pressures of being a public official, “Sometimes I just want to be a human being. And you don’t get to be a human anymore,” she told HuffPost on Tuesday, Oct. 22. “Everything you do from wearing sweatpants to the bodega to getting a haircut―every personal decision you make for yourself is never going to be yours anymore.”
She spoke about dealing with fame, she tweeted on Friday, “Sudden prominence is a very dehumanizing experience. There’s a part of your life that you lose, & it later dawns on you that you’ll never get it back,” she tweeted. “The people who treat you like a human make all the difference.”
“You kind of grieve for that. It has its highs and it has its lows,” said AOC on losing privacy she previously had. “A lot of people look at the highs, but sometimes it feels like you got a tattoo on your face that you didn’t ask for. It’s hard. It’s very hard. Sometimes you just want to get a drink or eat a hamburger.”
“I can’t afford to be hidden away. In order for me to do my job, I need to be connected to people,” she told HuffPost. “My job is to love people. And that’s very difficult sometimes given the amount of barriers.”
The congresswoman was well-known for her attacks on President Trump. Scherie Murray, a Republican, a New York businesswoman used to criticize Ocasio-Cortez for placing fame before serving her constituents in her debut campaign video, Newsweek reports.
She said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Oct. 21, that she sees “the socialist, far-left narrative that, quite frankly, is dangerous to America and we have to put a stop to it.”
Well, compared to all the flashbacks that President Trump has been getting since his election, the trauma of a young Democrat seems so small.