AOC's debut speech on the Congressional floor: "It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want."

"The truth of this shutdown is that it is not actually about a wall, it is not about the border, and it is certainly not about the well-being of everyday Americans. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. It is not normal to hold 800,000 workers’ paychecks hostage. It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want. It is not normal for public servants to run away and hide from the public that they serve. And it is certainly not normal to starve the people we serve for a proposal that is wildly unpopular among the American people." (via DC Tribune) Read the rest

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez responds to dance-phobic Republicans with a new dance on Capital Hill

In response to the old-fart Republicans who thought they finally had a gotcha moment by digging up a college dance video of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she fired back with the best tweet of all – a new dance inside a hall on Capital Hill.

Granted, this one isn't nearly long enough, or as joyous as her first one, but it's still fantastic. Notice how she comically peeks over her shoulder before she begins. Once she realizes the coast is clear, she dares to dance to Edwinn Star's "War."

In case you missed it, here is Ocasio-Cortez's "scandalous" dance that threw frightened Republicans into a tizzy.

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