[Ed. – It was thanks to that training that she knew to ask Cohen if he wanted his answers to be ‘neat’ or ‘on the rocks.’]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that her experience in the New York City service industry helped her cross-examine President Trump‘s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, during his Congressional testimony.
“Bartending + waitressing (especially in NYC) means you talk to 1000s of people over the years,” the freshman congresswoman tweeted. “Forces you to get great at reading people + hones a razor-sharp BS detector.
“Just goes to show that what some consider to be ‘unskilled labor’ can actually be anything but.”
Cohen, who last year was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to financial crimes and campaign finance violations, publicly testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday.
His testimony included several allegations that Trump played a part in committing crimes over the years Cohen worked for him.
Ocasio-Cortez fit several questions about Trump’s finances into her five minutes to question Cohen during the hearing.
While being questioned by Ocasio-Cortez, Cohen said that Trump has lied about the worth of his assets.