Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a young 29-year old American politician, and she is a US representative for the 14th congressional district of New York. She belongs to President Joe Biden’s party the Democratic Party. She is known as the youngest politician to serve for the United States Congress. She has been very vocal about raising issues as she was previously an activist as well. Hence the youth look up to her and therefore Alexandria who’s also called AOC has a massive following on her social media accounts. Their party has had striking win making Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Recently Joe Biden had his inauguration where he took the oath to serve his position as a president. All the members of congress were present but AOC was nowhere to be seen. The absence of AOC raised speculations about why she skipped the inauguration.
Why did AOC not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration
AOC has revealed why she did not attend the inauguration of US president Joe Biden. Unfortunately Alexandria stated she did not feel safe around the other congress members after the incident of Capitol Hill riots. She revealed she thought she was not going to make it alive when the angry crowd of Trump supporters broke and forced themselves inside the Capitol Hill. She said it was extremely concerned and that she is unsure of the security at the moment since once a Republican Party member brought a gun. Alexandria also said she is worried about herself and other congressmen as well.
What was AOC doing during president’s inauguration
Alexandria was captured on the streets of New York where she was protesting amongst other citizens. She went to Bronx where she was seen supporting the strike by the Teamsters union. The strike was regarding the essential workers who wanted a $1 per hour raise in their salary. Union members were fighting for the raise to provide substantial support to their family. The union members strongly feel that they are risking their lives while working during a COVID-19 global pandemic. Hence, they deserve more salary per hour for their share of work.
Why are workers on a strike
The essential workers are protesting against a company who is refusing to give them a proper raise. The raise is extremely necessary to survive in such difficult circumstances where a worldwide people are facing the pandemic. The workers are striking on the streets of Bronx right outside the entry point of Bronx Hunts Point Market.