The economic struggle is real for millennials, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't been biting her tongue about it. After revealing she'd be unable to move to Washington, D.C., until she's on the congressional payroll, a conservative reporter seems to be under the impression her wardrobe should reflect her tribulations.

Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner is under fire from several Twitter users after saying her business attire doesn't reflect that of someone with financial woes.

Scarry said a Hill staffer shared with him a photo of Cortez. The reporter then posted the picture, stating that she didn’t look like “a girl who struggles.”

“I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles,” Scarry wrote in the tweet, which has since been deleted.

The 29-year-old responded to the tweet stating that no matter what she wore, she would receive some criticism. 

A Twitter firestorm quickly erupted in response to the back-handed remark. ABC News shared that the 5,000 replies created what's known as a "ratio" when replies outweigh retweets or likes.  

In response to the backlash, the reporter tweeted that he was not trying to insult the 29-year-old, but he instead was suggesting she looked "well put together."

In the meantime, Ocasio-Cortez would love for folks on Capitol Hill to start putting some respeck on her age. 

As the youngest congresswoman ever elected, she shared that she’s often mistaken for an intern.

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