Cortez Attends National Action Network Annual Convention
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has responded to critics accusing her of appropriating a faux “Southern drawl” at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in New York on Friday.

“Any kid who grew up in a distinct linguistic culture & had to learn to navigate class enviros at school/work knows what’s up,” she tweeted. “My Spanish is the same way.”

When Forever President Barack Obama famously switched from formal handshakes to the dap seen ‘round the world, there were no claims of pandering – because it’s called being a part of The Culture. Like Obama, Ocasio (along with the rest of the Legendary Freshman Crew of Pressley, Tlaib, and Omar) already have their invite to The Cookout.


Ocasio-Cortez noted it was hurtful to see “how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me yet somehow asserted as false at the same time.”

AOC is loved by many, and folks criticizing need to find something better to do because there are several more important issues to focus on… her dancing might still be up for debate though.