The congresswoman hit back that Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC anchor, previously resided in a pricey apartment in a Trump building and that AOC is active in the district and her family has roots there.
“This is where my uncle is. There is where my brother is. This is where my family is,” AOC said after mentioning that she intervened in a dispute with Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents on behalf of immigrant kids at LaGuardia Airport in Queens.
But Caruso-Cabrera responded, “AOC says her family lives here. Her mother moved to Florida because the taxes are too high.”
That set off Ocasio-Cortez, who told Caruso-Cabrera it was a cheap shot to bring up her mother.
“You can come after me all you want. Leave my mom out of it. My mom is a widow,” AOC said.