Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent Sunday afternoon in the Bronx with NY1's Errol Louis, addressing previous reports that questioned whether she is still living in the congressional district she represents.


"Even though it's not a legal requirement to live in your district or your community," she said. "I think it's important to do that."

Part 1: Ocasio-Cortez Takes Us Through Her Bronx Neighborhood

Part 2: Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Previous Reports Questioning if She Lives in Her District

Part 3: Ocasio-Cortez on Connecting with Her Constituents, Including on Social Media

Part 4: Ocasio-Cortez Reflects on Life in the Spotlight, Her 'Green New Deal'

Part 5: Ocasio-Cortez Discusses if She's Ready to Endorse a Presidential Candidate

Part 6: Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Responds to Critics on Social Media

She invited NY1 into her Bronx home, where Louis questions her about the Green New Deal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the future of the Queens Democratic Party.

"I can be upset that I get 10 plastic bags at the grocery store," Ocasio-Cortez said, "and then have to toss out my plastic bags, because the recycling program in the area is tough. And that's okay. All of these are not reasons to stop fighting, all of these are reasons to keep fighting."


Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx in the U.S. House of Representatives, said she refuses to let critics define her, a lesson she said she learned from watching attacks on Democrats, including President Barack Obama.


Ocasio-Cortez also discussed her relationship with moderates in her own party, and the 2020 race for president.


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