Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., isn’t an intern.
But she says people keep mistaking her for one.
The 29-year-old liberal firebrand complained on Twitter Wednesday that during her first week on Capitol Hill, she has wrongly been given directions to events for spouses and interns instead of those for lawmakers themselves.
“People keep giving me directions to the spouse and intern events instead of the ones for members of Congress,” she tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez was elected last week to represent New York’s 14th congressional district. She made headlines over the summer for surprisingly defeating longtime incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York’s primary.
After last week’s elections, newly-elected lawmakers arrived on Capitol Hill this week for orientation. On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez got attention for joining a protest outside the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to push for congressional action on climate change.
In a tweet Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez grumbled over the reaction to her protest.
“When I respectfully join young people in an action promoting climate action while encouraging leadership decisions, it’s ‘divisive,’” she tweeted.
Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.