Lay off of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s American Dream already.

The representative elect from New York has attracted a monsoon of media coverage because of her clothes, because of her slim bank account, because of her everyman wonderment at coming to Congress. In many ways, the 29-year-old is both a progressive poster child and a picture of “the forgotten men and women” of President Trump’s first inaugural.

Her story is refreshingly different from the country club and trust fund kids who often grow up to become lifelong members of Congress. She is different and can say with credibility “I am the people I work for.”