Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, America's youngest congresswoman, launches term with radical plan

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Born in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, Ocasio-Cortez's architect father was also a Bronx native of Puerto Rican descent while her mother was born in Puerto Rico.

One twitterian also reminded Ocasio-Cortez that not all GOP members were silent after the publication of Trump's "locker room talk".

The New York lawmaker, who rose to prominence a year ago after beating a 10-term incumbent in a Democratic primary, posted on Twitter on Friday a brief video of herself dancing outside of her office with a huge grin while the song "War" by Edwin Starr is heard playing in the background.

Ocasio-Cortez has in the past called out a journalist who referred to her as "a girl" in a November tweet critical of her clothing.

That said, numerous responses to Ocasio-Cortez from Twitter users who seemed to agree with Scalise were deliberately disrespectful toward the congresswoman, with at least one also implying violence will occur if her policies were implemented. Twitter received the dancing video with delight, most people praising it an example of her joyful character.

The video was made at Boston University in 2010.

"Oh that's right, nearly forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they're ripping off for profit", Ocasio-Cortez said.

One social media user complained that modern United States politics has begun to look more and more like a reality TV show and suggested that the two congresswomen should avoid contributing to that resemblance.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is defending her fellow new Democratic congresswoman, Michigan Rep. "I got your back @RashidaTlaib", she tweeted.

However, her support for Tlaib's profanity found little support among netizens, who pointed out that the case, which Ocasio-Cortez brought up, is not comparable to the "impeach the mother**ker" slur.

"Yeah. Yeah. No question", Ocasio-Cortez replied. The connections she made with the staff there, called Brand New Congress, supported her run against the 10-term 14th District incumbent, Crowley.

"The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan", she told the Huffington Post. I don't know about you, but watching it put a much-needed smile on my face, only made wider by watching her formally take office the next day.

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