Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Her Dance Haters With Even More Dancing

Note the excellent song choice.

On Wednesday, one day before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into office, an anonymous Twitter user posted a video of the new representative from New York’s 14th Congressional District dancing on a rooftop from her days as a student at Boston University.

“Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is,” the since-deleted tweet said.

The attempt to embarrass the youngest woman ever elected to Congress swiftly backfired, as supporters and even a handful of celebrities rushed to Ocasio-Cortez’s defense with tweets of admiration and praise for her dance skills, which were displayed during a mash-up routine from the 1980s film The Breakfast Club.

The inept attempt to create a controversy also sparked the birth of the Twitter account “AOC Dances to Every Song,” which remixed the clip of her dancing with a slew of different songs.

https://twitter.com/aoc_dances/status/1081093251468148736

On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez finally responded to the busted effort to humiliate her with the following 11-second clip (note the excellent song choice). It proved, once again, that the ongoing conservative effort to take her down was likely no match for the congresswoman’s impressive social media savvy.

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