Day: June 1, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Went Back to Bartending. Slogans Were Served. – The New York Times

Ocasio-Cortez Went Back to Bartending. Slogans Were Served.  The New York Times

Officially, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s one-hour return to her bartending days was about a push to raise pay for tipped-wage workers. But as she fielded orders from behind the bar of a restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens, other concerns intruded. One woman handed her a card, thanking her for her support of the Muslim community and of Representative Ilhan Omar, the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota. Several people asked for selfies. All around, television cameras pressed in, as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s team tried fruitlessly to keep them back. The frenzy on Friday at the restaur…