Rep.-elect Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) required to Twitter on Monday to reveal that she is taking a “couple of days” to indulge herself with “self-care” in preparation for new job in Congress.

I’m taking a couple of days to take care of myself before what is sure to be an eventful term.

For working individuals, immigrants, & the poor, self-care is political– not due to the fact that we desire it to be, however bc of the inescapable shaming of someone doing a face mask while economically stressed./ 1

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 17, 2018

So I have actually chosen to take others along with me on IG as I learn what self-care even indicates and why it’s crucial.

Do not hesitate to comment here & share any resources or tips that have been valuable to you ⬇– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 17, 2018

[IG] is Instagram, where Ocasio-Cortez prepares to share her experiences and ideas with followers.

Ocasio-Cortez was reacting to a tweet applauding her honesty about the supposed trouble of taking care of herself while working hard, and the unequal burden of expectations put on females versus males.

Since rupturing onto the national political scene previously this year with her surprise win over seasoned Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez has become a lightning arrester for criticism– and not just for her ideas.

Some critics have, in fact, criticized her for her appearance– such as her decision to use a $3500 clothing for an image shoot, which some thought about an odd choice for a “democratic socialist.”

However Ocasio-Cortez has also played into the criticism– perhaps shrewdly– by drawing attention to herself, then counter-attacking her critics, or letting her advocates do the same.

Among the remarks on this celebration originated from a fellow woman– a constituent in New York’s 14th congressional district, who grumbled about Ocasio-Cortez’s “consistent attention looking for” and recommended she read “a book or 2”:

You literally have the capability to politicize every single thing in life. even easy things like a face mask end up being an unfavorable, complicated topic with you. Disappear, enjoy your few days and provide us all a break from your consistent attention looking for.

— Cathy Maguire (@CathyMaguirexox) December 17, 2018

Unlike you Brian, she represents my district. So sadly the community I live in will reap the outcomes of her self-involvement and obsession with social networks. Would be a lot more comfy to see her reading a book or two and getting ready for the task at hand.

— Cathy Maguire (@CathyMaguirexox) December 17, 2018

The new Congress will assemble Jan. 3, 2019.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Scoop of a Revolution, which is offered from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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