For the very first time, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) opened her mouth in the U.S. House of Representatives as an official Congresswoman.
She only said two words.
And she was immediately booed by her colleagues.
Here is more from The Hill:
“Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas.”
Republicans boo Ocasio-Cortez. They are so scared. pic.twitter.com/JLjKBRioV8
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) January 3, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez posted the tweet along with a video of her vote, which shows some people groaning as she votes “yes” on Pelosi.
Ocasio-Cortez during her campaign expressed skepticism about Pelosi’s leadership, and she joined a group of protestors in Pelosi’s office demanding increased congressional action on climate change shortly after the midterm election last year.
But the New York Democrat ultimately vowed her support for Pelosi, explaining that “all the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right.”
“Hard pass,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter in November, as some candidates were rumored to be eyeing a challenge to Pelosi.
Pelosi won the Speakership on Thursday in a 220-192 vote over House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), with around a dozen Democrats detracting or declining to vote “yes.”
Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday voted against a Democratic rules package championed by Pelosi, citing concerns over the “pay-as-you-go” provision. The “paygo” provision, which requires a point of order against any bill that raises the deficit or reduces a surplus, could create additional hurdles in accomplishing progressive legislative priorities in areas including climate change.