Vanity Fair Instagram photo of six newly sworn in female Congresswomen making history in 2019

(Left to right):

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The youngest woman ever elected to Congress
  • Ayanna Pressley: The first black woman to be elected to Congress from Massachusetts
  • Ilhan Omar: The first Muslim woman elected to Congress (with Rashida Tlai); the first headscarf-wearing, first Somali-American, and first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress
  • Deb Haaland: The first Native American woman (with Sharice Davids) elected to Congress
  • Veronica Escobar: The first Latina woman (with Sylvia Garcia) elected to Congress from Texas 
  • Sharice Davids: The first Native American woman elected to Congress (with Deb Haaland); the first openly LGBTQ+ woman of color to ever be sworn in

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Torches Trump For Shutdown In First House Floor Speech

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used her inaugural speech on the House floor to condemn President Donald Trump over the ongoing partial government shutdown.

The freshman congresswoman said Wednesday the shutdown was not really about Trump’s demands for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border or “the well-being of everyday Americans.” Instead, she said, it was “about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms.” 🔥

Read more about her speech here.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeating a 10-term incumbent in a primary is an example of how powerful grassroots organizing can be. She’s an amazing candidate running on one of the best platforms I’ve ever seen.

She’ll still be under the age limit by 2020, but I truly hope there’s a Presidential run in her future.

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Um…at the risk of sounding snobby here: Do the elitist GOP get that the house doesn’t even look that good?

Not that I’m judging: I grew up in some mediocre places too. It’s fine, and there are certainly worse places. I agree with her: It was likely fine to grow up in.  

But it’s a pretty mundane and rundown. By any standards.

But it’s a standing house. So apparently, per the Republicans, she’s a limousine liberal.