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.

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“This ain’t meant for people who don’t already have money,” Frost tweeted Thursday.

Fellow Progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commiserated with Frost, claiming this difficulty is an intentional part of how Congress “structures itself.”

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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.

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.

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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