[Ed. – The needle on it must leap into the red zone every time she opens her mouth.]
After receiving praise for her questioning of Michael Cohen during his testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attributed her skills to years spent tending bars and waiting on tables.
The New York Democrat was one of many committee members to question Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, about a number of allegations he made against his former boss.
The computer scientist Matt Blaze wrote on Twitter: “Are we sure @AOC is a former bartender and not a former prosecutor? That was a pretty amazing line of questions today.”
Replying to Blaze, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “Thanks! Bartending + waitressing (especially in NYC) means you talk to 1000s of people over the years. 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 [winking emoji].”