Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez moves into luxury apartment complex but has NO affordable housing units

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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has moved into a luxury Washington D.C. apartment building with an infinity pool and a nearby Whole Foods, it was revealed Tuesday.

What it doesn't offer is affordable housing - a platform the self-described socialist campaigned on in her bid to become the youngest female member of Congress.

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Ocasio-Cortez makes $174,000 annually with her congressional salary and has used the funds to move into the posh Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington D.C. that, ironically, is also a favorite of President Donald Trump's staffers, the Washington Examiner revealed. reached out to Ocasio-Cortez's office for comment.

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Last year Forbes magazine named the Navy Yard neighborhood one of the 12 coolest in the world.

It's the fast growing area in the nation's capitol and features the Nationals Ball Park; District Winery, the only winery in the city; beer gardens; posh restaurants and expensive workout studios like SolidCore and Pure Barre.

Yards - Park - Banks - Potomac - River

The Yards Park - situated on the banks of the Potomac River - contains a fountain, outdoor concerts, outdoor workout classes, restaurants, and speciality shops.

And the city is building a soccer stadium in the area.

Neighborhood - Foods - Amazon - Company - Ocasio-Cortez

The neighborhood also contains a Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, the company Ocasio-Cortez has railed against for its corporate practices.

She celebrated when Amazon announced it would not be building a second headquarters in Queens, New York, near her congressional district.

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'Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed, its worker exploitation and the power of the richest man in the world,' Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter last week.

But that doesn't mean she doesn't use the company's services.

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She was spotted shopping in the Whole Foods in her new D.C. neighborhood on Thursday night, Politico's Playbook reported.

But housing affordability was a major campaign issue for...
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