It was perhaps Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) most Ocasio-Cortez response ever.
The newly minted 29-year-old congresswoman, who has become something of a star on social media, quote-tweeted a video showing some GOP lawmakers booing her as she cast her vote for Nancy Pelosi as House speaker on Thursday. Pelosi (D-Calif.) was elected in a 220-192 vote over House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas,” she added, along with an emoji of a woman flipping her hand.
The tweet had been retweeted tens of thousands of times by Friday morning.
Since her election to Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has gained widespread attention from conservatives and liberals alike.
Hours before the start of the 116th Congress, a video went viral on social media, showing Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop back when she was a student at Boston University.
It was an apparent effort to smear Ocasio-Cortez — but seemed to have the opposite effect.
The freshman congresswoman hasn’t mentioned the video on her extremely active Twitter feed. But on Thursday, before she was booed, she did share one clip of a somewhat different reception she received in Washington: