Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday fired back at Republicans who booed her for voting to elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as the 52nd Speaker of the House.
Pelosi claimed the speakership for the second time, defeating California Republican Kevin McCarthy 220-192.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, was the only member of Congress to receive jeers from the opposing party. She has drawn national attention since her upset primary victory over Joe Crowley, formerly the 4th most powerful Democrat in the House, last year.
"Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter following the vote. "Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas."
Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me. Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, f… https://t.co/9SwF3wrIjC— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1546565140.0
@AOC https://t.co/1xYmxHuhRv— Ollie Lopez (@Ollie Lopez)1546608831.0
Twitter exploded with support for the youngest member of Congress.
@AOC https://t.co/e5mzuy9IrK— KetchClark (@KetchClark)1546609758.0
@zombiesands @AOC I think she’s fantastic. And she doesn’t strike me as a champagne socialist. I’m optimistic and expecting good things.— Matt Stefon (@Matt Stefon)1546613464.0
@AOC https://t.co/lXk6w5bbKj— Beatriz De Jesus (@Beatriz De Jesus)1546612507.0
@AOC I love you!! Stay strong! The way they are trying to smear you means they fear you! I'm a 71 year old Grand… https://t.co/tVmYG5Uo1O— MaryB (@MaryB)1546611808.0
Republicans clearly fear her star power and unapologetic progressive populism.
Sorry boys, she is just getting started.
@AOC @StacyStaggs3 Badge of honor, Kiddo! You have them running scared out of their tiny minds! And it is a beautiful thing to see!— Paul T.Bennethum (@Paul T.Bennethum)1546608709.0
@AOC @Matt_Stefon The GOP wants to focus on AOC because she refuses to sit down and be quiet like they want women t… https://t.co/jGhDEXyMyj— Zombie Chef (@Zombie Chef)1546613232.0
@AOC Old, out of touch, men are so amusing when presented with a woman who doesn’t kowtow to them. Must hurt to rea… https://t.co/JxinDBqRY1— Marily Febre (@Marily Febre)1546612228.0
@AOC It's a party that is threatened by strong women..they were raised wrong— Bob P (@Bob P)1546610254.0
@AOC You’re a woman with a big energy. That scares them for real. Good!— Paula Rosenblum (@Paula Rosenblum)1546616288.0
@AOC Keep it up we need new stregeth in Congress. They’re intimidated so they result to bullying. Funny when white… https://t.co/sLuGBISGKF— MobilityJusticeMKE (@MobilityJusticeMKE)1546611326.0
@AOC This is going to be so much fun to watch. Nothing better than watching straight white men acting out of their discomfort.— Kari Fitz (@Kari Fitz)1546610665.0
As she made her way through the Capitol to be sworn in, Ocasio-Cortez was warmly greeted by Capitol employees.
"I’ve never seen Capitol workers react like this to a member of Congress. Here’s @AOC on her way to be sworn in." -… https://t.co/H0hWCAgQQA— Waleed Shahid (@Waleed Shahid)1546535960.0