After Fox News seemingly mocked incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for rent issues, the 28-year-old gave the wealthy anchors a piece of her mind in a series of tweets.

It turns out the American rent crisis also affects members of Congress. During the Friday telecast of Fox News' America’s Newsroom, a panel of anchors decided to poke fun at Ocasio-Cortez for dealing with an issue that impacts most Americans.

She revealed in a New York Times interview being unable to afford an apartment in pricey Washington, D.C.

"I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress," Ocasio-Cortez said. "So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.”

Host Bill Hemmer reminded his audience the 29-year-old worked as a bartender before her congressional run. Contributor Judy Miller and other panelists laughed as if her condition was a joke to undermine Ocasio-Cortez's socialist platform.

Amid the snickers and underhanded shots, Hemmer suggested she could afford an apartment if she didn't wear expensive clothing during the campaign. 

But the panel did not expect Ocasio-Cortez to respond. In several tweets, the young congresswoman took this moment to put a spotlight on the growing housing problem. 

“As much as Fox News likes to mock the working class, the real scandal is that at the wealthiest point in our history, we are at one of our most unequal,” she wrote. "Most Americans are barely scraping by."

She's right. According to Forbes, wages are not meeting the rising rent prices creating a housing crisis.

Gentrification and new luxury apartment homes in urban areas are built for the well-off, ignoring the average person. Minimum wage workers can barely make ends meet. Some reports state a $15 minimum wage could not adequately solve the problem. 

The solution lies in creating affordable housing and legislation that protects the average tenant. 

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