Six months ago, the darling of the far-left—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just defeated a 10-term Democratic incumbent in Queens—was working as a bartender in Lower Manhattan.
One of her coworkers is now accusing the self-proclaimed socialist of stealing tips from the rest of the wait staff.
According to the New York Post’s venerable gossip site, Page Six, one unnamed waitress explained that Ocasio-Cortez tended bar at Manhattan’s Flats Fix and, when it came time to divide up the tips, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t want to spread the wealth around.
Page Six wrote:
“But one waitress has a bad memory of working with Ocasio-Cortez, 28, as Ocasio-Cortez tended bar during the very busy Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2017.
At the end of the night, when it came time to split the $560 in tips she had gotten at the bar, Ocasio-Cortez gave the waitress only $50. After the waitress complained to her manager, her take was doubled to $100, a source said.
“It says so much about her character,” said my source. “From that point on, I wouldn’t talk to her. I couldn’t look at her.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who has been very actively using social media to combat attacks against her from both Republicans and fellow Democrats, has not responded to Page Six’s accusation.