Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a major rising star in the Democrat Party.
Her brand of socialism is proving popular in a party shifting radically to the left.
But now she’s done for after her top supporters turned on her.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loves to tout the fact she was a bartender before being elected to Congress.
She uses that fact to show that she understands the working class.
But at a recent event with restaurant industry employees, it turns out she isn’t all that popular within that crowd.
Ocasio-Cortez bartended at an event for the One Fair Wage campaign in New York to support raising the minimum wage to $15, and increasing the wage of tipped employees to the federal minimum.
The event was put on by Restaurant Opportunity Center United (ROC), who receives government funds to push forward radical left-wing policies.
She is hoping to gain support among restaurant and bar employees who will be directly affected by the change.
But according to the Daily Caller, many they spoke to in the restaurant industry in Washington, D.C. completely disagree with the proposal and have nothing but bad things to say about Ocasio-Cortez.
Those working in the bar industry in Washington, D.C. are well aware of the effects of this proposal.
The ROC succeeded in passing their minimum wage on tipped employees last year, only for the D.C. city council to repeal it after intense pushback from those it was harming.
Travis Weiss, the director of culinary concepts at Rebellion DC went directly after Ocasio-Cortez and points out the fact that there were no tipped employees at the private event.
“[Ocasio Cortez] is hack and a disgrace. An ROC-sponsored, invite-only event where no ACTUAL tipped employees were present shows you the depth of her concern for the real workers,” Weiss said to the Daily Caller.
And he’s not alone.
Dane Nakamura, the food and beverage director at a popular D.C. bar went after Ocasio-Cortez, stating that if she performs as poorly as she does as a Congresswoman than it’s no wonder she wants to do away with tipped income.
“I hate to follow in her footsteps of using insane comparisons like Climate Change and World War II. But if her bartending career was anything like her tenure as a representative… she probably really could have used $15 an hour to supplement the lack tips due to bad service,” Nakamura said.
And some D.C. bar industry leaders even went after Ocasio-Cortez in response to the video of her bartending at the event, casting doubt on her abilities.
“I can speak for a lot of people that I saw comment on it. I’m thinking one of those part-time bartenders that maybe went to college and had a few shifts on the side she calls herself a bartender. She clearly doesn’t know how to pour, doesn’t know how to shake,” Branden Beasley, the owner and founder of Bar Xperience LLC said.
Ocasio-Cortez clearly didn’t expect this sort of response to her event.
Those in the restaurant industry who work hard can make a lot of money from their tips.
But Ocasio-Cortez may not even know what hard work is, to begin with.
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