Of all of the progressive politicians out there, weaving their way through the media’s sphere of helpful influence, perhaps none has been as precocious as progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The New York Democrat is a newcomer to Congress, and has, at times, appeared to be taken aback by her own newfound fame. Her opinions on current affairs have gotten more belligerent, and her behavior has followed.
The latest controversy to envelop AOC has many wondering if we will ever be able to take her stance on coronavirus seriously ever again.
The far-left lawmaker (D-NY) was spotted maskless once again in Florida, this time at a packed drag bar in Miami — as the Big Apple continued to be hammered by record-high numbers of COVID-19 cases and faces an indoor mask mandate for one more month.
In video posted by a reporter for the Sunshine State’s Conservative Voice on Sunday, the Democratic darling is seen waving to the large crowd of mostly unmasked drag bar-goers.
It didn’t take long for criticism to arrive.
“AOC is STILL lounging it up in Florida, in large crowds and maskless,” tweeted Brendon Leslie, the reporter who initially posted the video to social media. “This time at a Drag Queen bar in Miami. Rules for thee but not for me.”
“For those of you with zero sense of humor: the whole point of this post is to expose hypocrisy,” Leslie said in another tweet.
“We don’t actually care she’s maskless. We care she fear mongers about Florida but then has the audacity to vacation here,” he added.
The Democratic Party is no stranger to embarrassing instances of COVID hypocrisy, beginning in earnest when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught on camera disobeying local California ordinances regarding hair salon appointments some months ago.