AOC Doesn’t Care About Her Constituents: She Won’t Even Answer the Phone
A servant of the people, such as our members of Congress, are obligated to care about their constituents, right? I mean isn’t that part of their job description, to care for, represent, and act for those who live in their communities?
Well, apparently, someone forgot to tell that to House Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.
One sure way to tell this for sure, just call her office. They can’t even answer the phones there.
Recently the New York Post conducted a short study. It called thirteen New York City lawmakers, all with offices in various district. Of those thirteen, all but one answered the phone with a real person on the other line.
Can you guess who didn’t?
Yep, Crazy AOC herself.
Even the office of Representative and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, with his all too busy schedule and many obligations, had someone who could pick up the phone and answer politely.
In contrast, when the Post called Ocasio-Cortez’s office in Queens, no one answers, and there is no way to even leave a message. Instead, callers are directed to the website.
How absolutely shameful.
I understand that in this day and age, having an online presence is essential and keeping that connected your everyday operations is a smart idea. However, there is a thing called common courtesy that suggests when someone calls you, you answer them or at least give them an option to contact you at a later date.
The Post stated after calling her office, “a constituent can maybe get a person on the line if the caller bypasses the office’s unique filtering system that aims to block outside callers from clogging up the phone lines.”
And one of her aides confirmed this. A spokesman for her and her office Corbin Trent told the post that all out-of-district calls are sent straight to voicemail. He gave an excuse for this by saying, “when you are getting the volume of incoming (calls) that we get, the most important thing is to try and filter out some of the volumes to get the people you are actually supposed to be here to work for.”
And while that may make some sort of sense, it limits the number of people she can help tremendously. In addition, it makes for some very angry or at least frustrated people, when getting ahold of her is not an option.
A Democratic congressional aide for another office is not at all happy with the phone system of AOC’s office, and says, “She has no plans to serve the people. That’s why she has no constituent services operation.”
They continued by saying, “If you’re a grandma in Queens who needs help with her Medicare and you call AOC’s ‘district office’ you get a recording that tells you to visit the website instead.”
Let me tell you if I call somewhere and need help, the last thing I want to hear is some robot telling me to get online about it. I’m much more likely to go to the website and file a complaint. While I’m at it, I’ll make to vote for anyone else who runs against AOC next year in the hopes that someone else would at least pretend to care about my needs.
She can’t even do that. Instead, the upstart New Yorker spends her hours chasing the limelight, speaking in press conferences, and doing whatever she can to get more attention.
It is clear to everyone who calls her office that she is self-centered and therefore runs her office to serve her needs, wants, and desires instead of those of the people she was elected to humbly not arrogantly serve.
As the frustrated congressional aide says, “What kind of elitist nonsense is that?”
Just because she went from a no-name barmaid to a high-profile Washington lawmaker in the matter of a few short months, it does not give her the right nor the audacity to put herself above everyone else.
A lawmaker is a civil servant. Servant being the keyword here, and one that her constituents will likely not forget when the next election comes around.