New York’s Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already complaining about her political career keeping her out of yoga class and she hasn’t even started working yet.
Ocasio-Cortez lamented on social media about missing out on yoga classes, eating too much fast food, and sometimes falling asleep with her makeup on thanks to her new job duties as a congresswoman, but she doesn’t begin officially working until January 3rd, 2019 when she’s sworn in.
Ocasio-Cortez has also decided to take a week off from work, even though work didn’t technically start yet. She wants to focus on her self-care before the six-figure job begins.
“I am starting a week of self-care where I am taking the week off and taking care of me. I don’t know how to do that, though, so I would appreciate any and all self-care tips,” she wrote.
“Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga [three-to-four times per week], eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Instagram. “As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners to eating fast food for dinner and falling asleep in my jeans and makeup.”
I’m taking a few days to take care of myself before what is sure to be an eventful term.
For working people, immigrants, & the poor, self-care is political – not because we want it to be, but bc of the inevitable shaming of someone doing a face mask while financially stressed./1 https://t.co/EWdWFmPwet
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 17, 2018
We should all do more self-care and take a week off before our 6-figure job starts. Self-care is more important than the job. Btw, you can open a yoga studio with that salary.
— Frank (@TrendingViews1) December 18, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez has shown high levels of energy for the Democratic Party and has been caught up on social media in multiple slip ups and gaffes that has turned her into the meme of politics. The 29-year-old made history being the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
She begins work on January 3, 2019, where she faces an uphill battle against Republicans and social media frenzy each time she turns into a viral news clip.
One of Ocasio-Cortez “oops” moments comes at the cost of chastising Bill and Hillary Clinton, mostly by accident, when she replied to a tweet made by the Daily Beast that talked about Donald Trump lying about sex.
Lindsey Graham: I’m fine with Trump "lying about sex" https://t.co/JFoTVlJgBY
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 14, 2018
“Lindsey Graham: I’m fine with Trump “lying about sex””
Didn’t he impeach Bill Clinton over the same thing? https://t.co/FOP9Q3iIDW
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 14, 2018
“Didn’t he impeach Bill Clinton over the same thing?”
Graham did not impeach Clinton, the U.S. House of Representatives did.
Secondly, he wasn’t impeached for “having sex.” He was impeached in the lower chamber because he was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice in the case involving his admitted affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The former president admitted, after lying under oath to federal prosecutors and the American public, to having a sexual relationship with an intern in the White House.
Clinton was impeached because he admitted to breaking the law, not because he “had sex,” as Ocasio-Cortez argued.
Since bursting onto the political scene, Ocasio-Cortez has made a slew of mind-boggling comments.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez called outgoing White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly a coward and said he owed Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-FL, an apology.
Before that, Ocasio-Cortez misquoted the U.S. Constitution and falsely claimed that the age restriction to run for president only applies to men.