Man arrested for trespassing into Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s New York office ,
An unidentified man trespassed in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York City district office on Saturday and, when police arrived at the scene, sprayed a fire extinguisher and attempted to hide in a utility closet, police said.
“It doesn’t seem to be a break-in. It seems to be a trespass,” said George Tsourovakas, a spokesman for the New York City police department. “Upon our arrival, he ended up discharging a fire extinguisher, which caused a cloud condition,” and then “retreated into a utility closet.”
The incident occurred at about 4:40 on Saturday afternoon. The man, who is 27, was take . The local ABC affiliate, ABC7, reported that no one else was at the Queens district office at the time.
The first-term Democratic congresswoman has emerged as one of the best known lawmakers in Washington for her
embrace of progressive causes and her deft use of social media.
Ocasio-Cortez was in Washington on Saturday and she is due to appear on ABC News’ “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning.
“The federal tipped minimum wage is $2.13 an hour. That is unacceptable,” Ocasio-Cortez grabbed a mic and told patrons. “Any job that pays $2.13 an hour is not a job. It’s indentured servitude. All labor, all labor, has dignity and the way that we give labor dignity is by paying people the respect and the value that they are worth at minimum.
The federally tipped minimum wage refers to the salary workers who receive tips must be paid. Those workers include servers and bartenders.
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