Newly appointed Congresswoman’s college dance video goes viral

An old video featuring a dancing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has caused an online political storm this week, just as the 29-year-old was sworn into U.S. Congress.

A short clip from the video was reportedly posted on Twitter on Wednesday (January 2) by an anonymous user whose account has since been deleted. The caption read “Here is America’s favourite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is….”.

The video, which was made when Ocasio-Cortez was an undergraduate at Boston University, might have been initially intended to discredit the youngest U.S. congresswoman, but has instead received a flurry of support.

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