New Fla. Dem. Rep. Maxwell Frost Struggles to Find DC Apartment Due to Bad Credit, Whines on Twitter
Rep.-elect Maxwell Frost of Florida, the first Generation Z member, elected to Congress, says he is struggling to get an apartment in Washington and lost an application fee because his credit is “really bad.”
Frost recently won Val Demings former district, the heavily blue district 10. Demings declined to run again to compete with Senator Marco Rubio in a race she lost. The 25-year-old progressive Democrat, who will receive a 174,000 dollar salary as a congressman, blames campaigning for his credit trouble. According to AP, Frost accumulated debt while campaigning and became a Uber Driver a year and a half to help pay bills.
“This ain’t meant for people who don’t already have money,” Frost tweeted Thursday.
Just applied to an apartment in DC where I told the guy that my credit was really bad. He said I’d be fine. Got denied, lost the apartment, and the application fee.
This ain’t meant for people who don’t already have money.
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) December 8, 2022
Fellow Progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commiserated with Frost, claiming this difficulty is an intentional part of how Congress “structures itself.”
Been there. This is one of many ways Congress structures itself to exclude and push out the few working class people who *do* get elected.
These systems are built for people who can lean on wealth. It’s shocking how detached from reality a lot of the details are – but I got you! https://t.co/nHTnbQZp0u
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 9, 2022
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Casey Burgat, the legislative affairs program director at George Washington University, echoed the sentiment in a statement to NPR but added a racial element to his comments.
“It makes Congress exactly what it’s been for so long: A disproportionately wealthy, disproportionately white institution. “This is a main contributor for why people can’t afford to run for office. It’s not seen as a viable path. And though we’re getting a little bit better at our diversity, we still have a long way to go and the cost of it is not getting cheaper.”
Frost was met with ridicule online for his complaints.
We let a dude into Congress who manages money poorly, huh? I'm sure he'll fit right in. 🙂
— SmallTownDude🇺🇸🇹🇼🇭🇰 (@Small_Town_Dude) December 9, 2022
You should have had a better plan. Then again, Libtards know nothing about fiscal responsibility. Just a bit of advice. You should also plan on not getting your student loans cancelled. #LibtardsCantHandleTheTruth
— Carl “The Truth” Williams (@CarlWilloams) December 10, 2022
No one did this to Maxwell Frost except himself, the reason he has bad credit is that he does not pay his bills? His credit is not worth the risk. Simple! stop making this a Cause and do some legitimate work.
— Tom Dougherty (@tdoughertyloans) December 10, 2022
Kevin Lata, Frost’s campaign manager, said Friday that rost has more than 100 offers for temporary housing solutions as he continues his apartment search, according to the AP. He has also received public offers on Twitter from world-famous chef Jose Andres and Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California. Gomez tweeted that Frost could crash on the sofa of the apartment he shares with Democratic Rep. Darren Soto of Florida.
.@MaxwellFrostFL – I’ve been there…when I was 30 years old, I was flat broke and couldn’t even pull $20 bucks out of an ATM. Glad you’re here. If you need a place to stay @RepDarrenSoto and I have a sofa you can use. https://t.co/qg0W4XLgMq
— Jimmy Gomez (@JimmyGomezCA) December 8, 2022
Frost, a progressive, campaigned on gun control and “Medicare for All” and was endorsed by progressive leaders, including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
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