Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has had a wealth of firsts since her surprise victory in the 14th District of New York's primary last summer.
Today marked yet another first as the Congresswoman presided over the House of Representatives, becoming the youngest woman in the nation's history to do so.
Today I presided over the House floor for the first time. Every day here is a sacred privilege + responsibility en… https://t.co/9V2QIfpoiy— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1557516804.0
All members of the majority party rotate to temporarily oversee the House during daily business. Ocasio-Cortez presided over the course of an hour during floor speeches at the end of daily business.
The rotation is customary, yet with self-described Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez—whose election, to many, represented a turning point in the Democratic base from its trademark moderation—people made one similar comment:
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC you look good up there @AOC— michelle neumann (@michelle neumann)1557517829.0
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC That gavel looks great on you, AOC!— PB&Elle ❤️ (@PB&Elle ❤️)1557518515.0
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC You look good as Speaker of the House— #Residue4Bernie🌹 #WakandaForever🌹 (@#Residue4Bernie🌹 #WakandaForever🌹)1557517823.0
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC That's a good look on her. You go, @AOC!— Lucas Diercouff (@Lucas Diercouff)1557508906.0
People acted like proud parents.
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC Well done l! https://t.co/z5qRHXqix2— msbeekie (@msbeekie)1557516637.0
And could easily imagine what the future may hold for AOC.
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC She’s gonna b President in the future....— Giovanni Laboy (@Giovanni Laboy)1557515545.0
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC Now let's make that a permanent spot for you, and soon! Way to go!— thegeebeebee (@thegeebeebee)1557517773.0
@cspan @RepAOC @AOC Warming up her future seat.— Jerry Adams (@Jerry Adams)1557513137.0