In a matter of days Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will stand up and be sworn in as a U.S. representative. She burst upon the scene with the enthusiasm and energy of a shooting star, both important but not vital in government officials. This new representative brings us something else of great importance.
‘ Don’t be fooled by the plaques that we got, I’m still / I’m still Alex from the Bronx ‘
Ocasio-Cortez brings her youth. She turned 29-years-old in October, and she remains loyal to the people of the Bronx who sent her to Washington. Those are a vital contribution to a keep the democracy running well.
Just check out the Republican old men’s club in the Senate Judiciary Committee where the average age of Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is 85. Look at the House Judiciary Committee where one member was irate that the Google CEO Sundar Pichai could not answer him a question about his granddaughter’s cell phone.
The plaque on Ocasio-Cortez’s door was sent from another fellow Bronx native, Jennifer Lopez, The almost-representative said according to MSN:
‘Don’t be fooled by the plaques that we got, I’m still, I’m still Alex from the Bronx.’
The new plaque marked her office and her place on Capitol Hill. It was notice that she had arrived in the political heart of America. The representative showed off the plaque by playing upon a Jennifer Lopez song’s lyrics.
It was a take-off on J.Lo’s reference to her own Bronx childhood:
‘Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got / I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block.’
Ocasio-Cortez also put the photo on her Instagram account along with this brief reference:
‘”Transition time” is kicking off. It’s the little things that make it feel real. All for the Bronx and Queens.’
Twitter world went wild. Here are some of our favorites below:
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.