The irony… Democrat’s socialist darling dropped big bucks on a recent trip to the hair salon.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) who’s waged war against the wealthy with a 70 percent tax rate proposal — shelled out a whopping $250 at the Last Tangle Salon.
The controversial salon trip was first published by the Washington Times which said: “The self-declared socialist, who regularly rails against the rich and complains about the cost of living inside the Beltway, spent nearly $300 on her hairdo at a pricey salon she frequents in downtown Washington.”
During her trip to the salon, AOC spent $80 on a haircut and $180 for lowlights. The Washington Times noted that a 20 percent tip, or $52, would bring the total to just over $312 while suggesting she could’ve saved about $100 for a chop at the “government-subsidized” Capitol Hill barbershop.
Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, said it was a bad look for the freshman congresswoman who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens.
“There is nothing wrong with spending money to make yourself look better, especially as a personality who depends upon visual mediums for her make power,” he told the Washington Times. “But it is a bad look to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hair done to make a video decrying income inequality.”
AOC declined to comment to the conservative outlet Washington Times when they asked her for a comment. Her office did not respond to repeated calls from the outlet, asking for more details about her beauty routine.
More details of this story from AWM:
Ocasio-Cortez did turn to Twitter to fire out a critique of Vice President Mike Pence and his leadership of the Coronavirus Task Force.
She wrote, “Won’t you look at that: Mike Pence used *taxpayer funds* – not personal ones – to spend several thousand haircuts’ worths of public money on a visit to Trump golf courses.”
She added, “I wonder if Republicans care about corruption as much as they care about a woman’s cut & color.”
Because Ocasio-Cortez is being targeted for her visit to the Washington, D.C. beauty salon, some people believe she is the victim of sexism. Men never face scrutiny over where they get their hair cut.
Jessica Valenti wrote, “1) this would obvs never be a story about a man 2) this is not an expensive haircut/color for a public figure who is frequently on TV 3) if her hair was raggedy, that would be the lead story instead.”