Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a celebrated figure within the Labour Party, and is particularly admired on the left for triggering a primary and unseating a longstanding member of Congress without the use of corporate funding.
"So, when we saw him, we were having all these reactions of, how can you do this?" "Think about them", Archila told Flake, a Republican from Arizona. "I stood in front of his office and told my story to protect my children and the country they're growing up in".
In an interview with MSNBC'sChris Matthews late Tuesday following Trump's address, Ocasio-Cortez argued Trump's swipe at socialism demonstrates that he's "losing on the issues".
United States congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been criticised following a "lovely and wide-reaching" phone call with Jeremy Corbyn.
Archila responded by saying in a tweet that she is "filled with hope" by Ocasio-Coretz's "fierce spirit & her relentless belief that we all deserve to live with dignity & share in the abundance of our country".
The self-described democratic socialist had already made her feelings about Trump's State of the Union address known well ahead of the Tuesday event.