(Daily Mail) Enough people have threatened to kill democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that her staff has been trained to evaluate visitors to her Capitol Hill office — even people who just leave Post-It notes on the plaque in the hallway.
The stunning reality of being America's new liberal 'it' girl, a media darling who incenses conservatives, is laid bare in a Time profile that landed the New York congressional freshman on the magazine's cover.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, may appear like she relishes the attention in public. But in private, the realities of life in a political bubble are sinking in.
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'I miss being able to go outside in sweats,' she told Time this month. 'I can’t go anywhere in public and just be a person without a lot of people watching everything I do.'