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.
Watch the original video below:
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:
I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous.
Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too! ??
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂 pic.twitter.com/9y6ALOw4F6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019
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.
If we can't dance it's not our revolution. ??♀️ https://t.co/SZGWn1hcLw
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 4, 2019
“I love that I get to serve with this fierce sister,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
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.”
Just to go on record. I’m for *more* dancing in politics not less. pic.twitter.com/aCu9xofwM0
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 4, 2019
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.