Ocasio-Cortez: SOTU Address More Stump Than Substance


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shot back at critics who complained that she didn't show much enthusiasm while attending the State of the Union address, saying President Trump's speech was an "unsettling night for our country". Ocasio-Cortez - who wore a white cape in a nod to women's rights and a pin honoring Jakelin Caal Maquin, one of the two migrant children who have died in US custody - did appear jubilant during other moments of the address.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks on during an event organized by the Women's March Alliance in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Jan. 19, 2019.

"I am sad that the Supreme Court is tainted by a process that puts someone accused of sexual assault in the highest court of the land", Archuila said.

Some said they could relate to Ocasio.

The activist "famously jumped into the elevator with Sen".

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'I didn't tell anyone, and you're telling all women that they don't matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them'. Jeff Flake moments after he announces he will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. She said she will wear white and a pin that the congresswoman gave her that says, "Well behaved women rarely make history".

Concerned commentators reacted quickly to Ocasio-Cortez's tweet, including New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, who wrote, "Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite, @AOC, a view widely shared by Jewish members of the U.K. Labour Party".

But at one point when she didn't applaud while Trump was talking about putting sex traffickers behind bars, some people wondered about that decision.

While Flake told the Senate Judiciary Committee he would vote to advance the nomination of Kavanaugh, who stood accused of sexually assaulting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she was 15, he called for a week's delay to allow an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the allegations.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Trump's denouncement of socialism in his State of the Union address, when he claimed that the socialist policies of Venezuela's Maduro regime "have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair". What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court'. Whether attempting to shame her over her wardrobe or dancing in an old college viral video, Ocasio-Cortez always somehow seems to come out on top.