Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shown support after viral video aimed to embarrass herPosted: Updated:
A viral video of newly sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aimed at discrediting her, has backfired.
In what appeared to be an attempt to humiliate the youngest woman ever elected to congress, an anonymous Twitter account posted a video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college, but it seems like that plan to embarrass her didn't work
This video of Ocasio-Cortez was originally posted on Twitter by an anonymous user tweeting, "here is America's favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is."
That person's Twitter account has since been deleted. The clip shows the Bronx-native dancing with friends in what appears to be a dance mash-up of 'The Breakfast Club.'
However, instead of embarrassing the congresswoman, she's received an outpouring of support from followers and actors, including Breakfast Club star, Molly Ringwald who tweeted, "That's it, Alexandria, you're in the club!"
Actress Ally Sheedy, who Ocasio-Cortez imitated in the video, tweeted "I love this! #TeamAOC."
Ocasio-Cortez beat incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in one of the biggest upsets of the primary season. She ran on a platform of Medicare for all and abolishing ICE.
The video was posted the day before Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in and has already been viewed more than 8 million times.