In a recent and ironic interview, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) mother has revealed that fled New York due to its high property taxes.

The Daily Mail reports that Blanca Ocasio-Cortez said her move from New York to Florida was a no-brainer. “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here,” she said.

Blanca also insisted her daughter wasn’t a “socialist,” but a “democratic socialist.”

‘She wasn’t raised to be a socialist,’ Blanca said. ‘That’s not how Puerto Ricans are. That’s not what we do. Socialists are in Cuba or Venezuela. Besides, anyone who tries to help little people like me is branded a socialist.”

She continued, “She’s a democratic socialist, and it’s very different. They focus on working people’s needs. They’re not about the rich or big corporations. Democratic socialists are about what Democrats were supposed to be about, but Democrats are not doing a good enough job.”

For the full interview, click HERE.