WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Love her or hater, America’s youngest Congresswoman in history is has been selected as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

The Bronx’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from relative obscurity to one of the most visible faces of American politics to the point that even Fox News has developed an obsession with her (including many out of touch Republicans in the East Bronx, just check out the Bronx Community Board 10 and 11 groups on Facebook).

Whatever you may think of her, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts writes in Time:

“The year 2008 was a reckoning. While millions of Americans lost their livelihoods to Wall Street’s greed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost her dad to lung cancer, and her family fell off a financial cliff. She watched as our government bailed out Wall Street while it ignored families like hers. She learned the hard way that in America today, Washington protects the powerful while leaving hardworking people behind.

Her commitment to putting power in the hands of the people is forged in fire. Coming from a family in crisis and graduating from school with a mountain of debt, she fought back against a rigged system and emerged as a fearless leader in a movement committed to demonstrating what an economy, a planet and a government that works for everyone should look like.

A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar. Today, millions are taking cues from her. She reminds all of us that even while greed and corruption slow our progress, even while armies of lobbyists swarm Washington, in our democracy, true power still rests with the people. And she’s just getting started.”

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.