Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she caught COVID – a few days after she was caught at a party without a mask at a drag brunch in Miami.
A representative of the Bronx (32) announced this on her official twitter page on Sunday evening and shared a statement on the letterhead of the House of Representatives, which says: “Representative Ocasio-Cortez received a positive test result for COVID-19.
“She is experiencing symptoms and is recovering at home. The congresswoman received her booster this fall and encourages everyone to take their booster and follow all CDC instructions. “
The AOC then added some of its own instructions in a follow-up tweet and wrote: “Information on what to do if you are exposed to COVID, have a positive test or want to schedule a test or vaccine in New York – see our CDC and NYC summary here “Before adding a link to a personal website.
The progressive representative revealed her diagnosis on her Twitter page on Sunday evening
Reports of the AOC’s diagnosis sparked online ridicule, with one commentator saying the AOC should not have visited Florida and another ridiculing the lawmaker’s claim that the Conservatives were angry about her trip to Sunshine State, in fact, hiding secret love.
It is not clear when and how the AOC became infected.
Despite steadfast advocacy for the mask and vaccine mandates, the AOC last week abandoned its own rhetoric during a trip to Miami, Florida, where it was seen without a mask in many places.
Her Twitter holiday was dragged down by conservatives, including a Twitter account donated and supported by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who invited her to “enjoy the taste of freedom” in Sunshine State.
“Welcome to Florida, AOC! We hope you enjoy the taste of freedom here in Sunshine State thanks to the @RonDeSantisFL management, ”said Team DeSantis tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the photos and criticism with an online tweet: “Wasn’t Governor DeSantis inexplicably missing for two weeks? If he’s nearby, I’ll be happy to greet him. His team seems to have been posting old photos on social media for weeks. In the meantime, maybe I could help with a local organization. People are quite receptive here. ”
It is not known where she became infected, although she was pictured on January 2 in South Beach, Miami in a photo at a party without a mask.
News of her diagnosis sparked ridicule on the Internet, with one response to a Twitter announcement criticizing Ocasio-Cortez for going to Florida at a time when Covid cases had reached record highs.
Another joked about the AOC’s claim that whoever criticized her for a rule-free trip was actually in love with her and wrote, ‘The virus just wants to date you.’
But on January 2, the AOC was captured up close and personally with friends at a drag brunch at the Palace Bar on South Beach in Miami.
She was taken aback as she caressed star Pose Billy Porter without a mask and warmed the attention of the other participants, who were evidently excited to be in the presence of the star legislator.
It is unclear whether Porter was also infected or exposed, and has not yet commented after being diagnosed with AOC.
Florida confirmed a record 150,251 cases of Covid on January 4, around the time of the AOC visit; its number has fallen sharply since then, with 26,588 new cases reported on Sunday.
It is not known where she caught the virus; 1,928 cases were confirmed on Sunday in Washington, DC, while 81,388 tests were positive in her home state of New York.
Her presence in Florida, a state long criticized for its lax coronavirus restrictions during earlier waves of the pandemic, seemed to upset some Republicans and conservative journalists who were tired of using the southern state as an example of how not to do things.
AOC tested positive for COVID days after she was shown at a party without a mask in Miami with actor Billy Porter (pictured in animal print)
The AOC and Porter hugged during the open-air event – he had not yet commented on her diagnosis and it was unclear whether the star Pose had been detected or infected.
“The AOC is still lying in Florida in large crowds and without masks. This time at the Drag Queen bar in Miami. Rules for you, but not for me, “wrote right-wing journalist Brendon Leslie.
“For those of you who have no sense of humor: the purpose of this post is to expose hypocrisy. We don’t really care if he’s without a mask. We care about being afraid of traders in Florida, but then she has the audacity to vacation here, “he added.
“The AOC was spotted at a party in a maskless mask in the large free state of Florida. An absolute hypocrite, “Libs of Tik Tok tweeted on Twitter.
The AOC’s drag brunch trip thrilled visitors – but the legislature was accused of hypocrisy for supporting the draconian rules of COVID, and then went on vacation to a state known for having no rules.
The AOC also enjoyed cocktails at a sushi restaurant in Miami with friend Riley Roberts, while Roberts’ Birkenstocks unleashed a subsequent verbal war between the fiery congresswoman and conservative commentators.
The progressive congresswoman was convicted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for supporting draconian restrictions in New York, then came to Sunshine State and enjoyed where COVID-19 protocols were missing.
Right-wing commentator Brendon Leslie targeted the AOC after reports of the incident and accused her of hypocrisy.
On an AOC trip to Florida, he also saw her sipping cocktails at an outdoor sushi restaurant with her friend Riley Roberts.
Roberts wore a pair of bare-legged Birkenstocks, sparking Republican jokes and subsequent opposition from the AOC, who accused the conservatives of sexual frustration.
Ocasio-Cortez replied on Twitter: “If Republicans are angry, they can’t date me, they can just say that instead of putting their sexual frustrations on my friend’s feet. You scary freaks. ”