Hello? Is anybody there? Usually when speaking about socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one wonders whether she even recognizes that some of the things she says aren’t exactly Mensa-level theories. But, in this case, it pertains to AOC’s office and whether there’s anyone there to answer the phones.
According to the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional offices were the only ones out of the “13 lawmakers representing New York City” that didn’t answer the phone when called by the Post.
The Post reported:
A call to AOC’s Jackson Heights office goes to a series of voicemails with no ability to leave a message as of Monday.
In DC, a constituent can maybe get a person on the line if the caller bypasses the office’s unique filtering system that aims to block outside callers from clogging up the phone lines.
Aides to Ocasio-Cortez say the issue is call volume. Their office deployed a special phone filtering system that blocks callers without New York or DC area codes from even making it through. Such callers get a message directing them to the Bronx Democrat’s website. There’s no option to leave a message.
It’s understandable that the phone lines of a member of Congress would constantly be bombarded with calls, but it’s not clear what it says about Ocasio-Cortez’s accessibility when her offices were the only ones that either didn’t pick up the phone or return The Post’s calls.
“She has no plans to serve the people. That’s why she has no constituent services operation,” a Congressional Democratic aide allegedly told The Post. “If you’re a grandma in Queens who needs help with her Medicare and you call AOC’s ‘district office’ you get a recording that tells you to visit the website instead. What kind of elitist nonsense is that? Shameful, it’s all shameful.”
You mean to tell me that an avowed socialist might from time to time act like an “elitist?” Ya don’t say?