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WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has reportedly chosen Navy Yard as her home in D.C., and she slammed media outlets earlier this week for revealing details about it.
The Washington Free Beacon first reported that she lived in a "luxury" apartment building in Navy Yard, although the price they quoted — $2,000+ — is average for any apartment near Capitol Hill.
Many other right-wing news outlets shared the story, apparently trying to draw implications that renting an apartment near Capitol Hill was in contradiction with her socialist values. Ocasio-Cortez slammed the report, noting that they were sharing her living location on the same day that it was revealed a potential mass shooter had been accused of targeting her and other high-profile Democrats.
Journalists are sharing stories about where I live the same day it’s shared that myself + others were targeted by a mass shooter.All this paired w/ amplifying unvetted conspiracy theories. It’s reckless, irresponsible & puts people directly in danger. This isn’t a game. https://t.co/gcJWcKinxI— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 21, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez is referring to the arrest of U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson. He reportedly was arrested on drug and gun charges, but police also found a hit list and weapons, as well as letters addressed to white nationalists.
Ocasio-Cortez reportedly was on the hit list, along with figures like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).
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The Free Beacon report did not identify the exact Navy Yard apartment building "due to safety concerns."
Despite being from New York, Ocasio-Cortez has taken an interest in issues concerning the District. She famously pilloried the high cost of rent that prevented her from getting a home here before her swearing in this month.
She also tweeted in early December that she visited a "dive spot" in D.C. for late night food and chatted with the staff, noting that several there currently worked in Senate and House offices and couldn’t afford to live in D.C. on just that job.