Ocasio-Cortez Dances Outside New Congressional Office After College Dancing Video Resurfaces

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Calif.) recreated a newly resurfaced video of herself dancing in college, but this time she did it outside of her new congressional office.

The original clip, shared by an anonymous Twitter user, who has since deleted their account, was an edited version of a clip featuring Ocasio-Cortez dancing to the hit song “Lisztomania” by French indie pop band Phoenix during her time at Boston University. Wired reports that the video was a recreation of a 2009 viral clip that cut dance scenes from famous 1980s “Brat Pack” movies with the song.

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Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the newly viral clip on Friday by recreating her moves outside of her new office in the Cannon House Office Building. “I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”

Critics of the resurfaced clip seemed to be vastly outnumbered by those who found it relatable, but that didn’t stop the tweet from being shared nearly 70,000 times in just a few hours.

Watch the video below:

In the new video, Ocasio-Cortez twirls outside of her new office space while lip-synching to Edwin Starr’s cover of the song “War.”

Ocasio-Cortez was praised by some of her fellow freshman congresswomen. “If we can’t dance it’s not our revolution,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) wrote.

“I love that I get to serve with this fierce sister,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) also chimed in with a GIF of herself dancing. “Just to go on record,” she wrote. “I’m for *more* dancing in politics not less.”

Ocasio-Cortez has built a name for herself on social media in recent months by engaging directly with her critics. Now, it looks like she won’t stop using the platform in her own way while serving in Congress.

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Phyllis Softa
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Interesting observation: The Access Hollywood video “Does Not Matter.” But a video of performing the Breakfast Club dance routine is suppose to MATTER? Is it because Breakfast Club hits too close to home? There are many lessons to be learned in the film. The line that got my attention was “When you grow up, your heart dies.” I am 67, and can tell you that it only dies if you feed your brain with thoughts of envy, intolerance & hate, a.k.a.forgetting your religious teachings.

Rocky Drummond
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I got to pull out my Lisztomania/Rick Wakeman album out. (Don’t worry, I know who it’s a different set of music.)

Rocky Drummond
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Trump spent quite a bit of time in Studio 54. Was he not dancing?

Double standard much?

Rocky Drummond
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The anonymous clown that thought he was going to get a jab in on AOC was so embarrassed that he deleted his “anonymous” account. Think about that.

Thanks for the smile, Josh!

Phoenix
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I got a kick out of all the conservatives pretending to clutch their pearls in outrage at this video on facebook this week.

As if this video is even remotely something she should be embarrassed about.

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