Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Dance Video Critics With More Dancing
Jan 07 2019
Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York's 14th congressional district, expressed solidarity with Tlaib, the representative for Michigan's 13th district.
Freshman New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez published a video of herself dancing to Ediwn Starr's "War!". It's been online for years, but it's only since Ocasio-Cortez got elected in the midterms that it has gotten any attention.
Her proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund her Green New Deal, which aims to eliminate carbon emissions in the United States within 12 years, was highly criticized.
Of course, this being Trump's America, no good thing ever goes unspoiled, and naturally, some right-wing troll attempted to ruin her day by sharing a video in which she's parodying The Breakfast Club by dancing to Phoenix's "Lisztomania".
Ocasio-Cortez danced around the question for as long as she could before Tapper had to change the subject because it was obvious she couldn't answer the question.
Ocasio-Cortez doubled down, releasing another video of her dancing, this time as a congresswoman.
The trolling intended as a "gotcha" moment for the NY politician - who was sworn in to Congress Thursday, becoming the legislative body´s youngest woman ever - instead saw social media turn the video into a comical meme. "If anything, this dude is a walking argument to tax misogyny at 100 percent", Ocasio-Cortez responded to Rollins in a tweet. "The optimal tax rate on people with very high incomes is the rate that raises the maximum possible revenue".
Ocasio-Cortez fired back: "I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right".
Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into the House of Representatives on Thursday as Democrats reclaimed control of the lower chamber. "She did whatever she needed to do, for me". The connections she made with the staff there, called Brand New Congress, supported her run against the 10-term 14th District incumbent, Crowley. In 2011, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in global relations. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programmes like Social Security.
"I got your back", sheadded, "The Bronx and Detroit ride together".