Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for her far-left beliefs. And she didn’t have a shining moment on Dec. 3 when she tweeted:
“The thing that these conservative Senators don’t seem to understand is that I’ve actually had a physically difficult working-class job without good healthcare most of my adult life. I bring that work ethic to Congress and to my community. They sit around on leather chairs all day.”
Prior to running for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez worked as a waitress and bartender.
“Physically difficult working-class job.”
I’m not saying being a waitress and bartender is easy, but when I think of physically difficult jobs, it doesn’t come right to mind.
Iowans know one Senator who may understand what it is like to have a physically difficult job. Sen. Joni Ernst retired as a lieutenant colonel with the Iowa National Guard. She is a combat veteran.
Not exactly a cushy position.
Other Republican Senators who served in the military include Tom Cotton, Rick Scott, Jim Inhofe and Lindsey Graham.
Cotton served in the Army, rising to the rank of captain. He served in wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Scott spent 29 months in the Navy and served on the USS Glover as a radar technician.
Inhofe, who was actually born in Des Moines, was drafted into the Army in 1957.
Graham served in the Air Force.
It is great that someone can go from bartending to Congress. But suggesting that Republicans in the U.S. Senate haven’t had a physically demanding job when some are veterans is not a good look for AOC.