Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ruthlessly lambasted by a slew of right-wing critics Sunday after the Democrat Congresswoman admitted she caught COVID-19 days after she was photographed maskless at a crowded club in Miami.
The Bronx Representative, 32, made the announcement on her official Twitter page Sunday night, sharing a statement on House of Representatives headed paper which said: ‘Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19.
‘She is experiencing symptoms and is recovering at home. The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance.’
Ocasio-Cortez’s positive diagnosis, which the statement revealed was recorded Sunday, comes days after the self-proclaimed democratic socialist bashed a host of Republican personalities who took issue with a photo posted to social media showing her dining maskless at the Florida bar with her boyfriend on December 30.
The progressive representative revealed her diagnosis on her Twitter page Sunday night
Ocasio-Cortez’s positive diagnosis comes days after the self-proclaimed democratic socialist bashed a host of Republican personalities who took issue with a photo posted to social media showing her dining maskless at the Florida bar with her boyfriend on December 30
In the bizarre Twitter tirade, Ocasio-Cortez claimed conservatives were only angry with her because they could not date her, labeling high-profile critics like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Trump advisor Steve Cortes ‘creepy weirdos.’
The photo had depicted Ocasio-Cortez dining at the crowded drag club with her also unmasked boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who elected to don a pair of Birkenstock sandals for the ill-advised outing – an outfit choice Cortes chose to poke fun at.
After calling out Ocasio-Cortez for her hypocrisy regarding mask mandates, Cortes joking tweeted what he deemed to be the politician’s second offense. ‘2. Her guy is showing his gross pale male feet in public (not at a pool/beach) with hideous sandals.’
The conservative broadcaster’s post quickly drew the ire of Ocasio-Cortez, who seemingly elected to ignore Cortes’ – and her other conservative critics’ – true qualm with the photo: the fact that she was ignoring her own state’s COVID safety guidelines.
‘It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women,& LGBT+ people in general,’ she wrote. ‘These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird.’
Now, just over a week later, conservatives who were left irate and confused by the progressive politician’s strange claims were quick to rub the positive diagnosis in her face, using the congresswoman’s own comments against her.
‘AOC, who is doubled vaccinated and boosted, tests positive for covid,’ conservative commentator Clay Travis wrote in response to the House of Representative’s statement Sunday.
Travis, 42, quipped, ‘She’ll be perfectly fine because she’s young and healthy, but she was just too hot for covid to resist,’ echoing Ocasio-Cortez’s claims.
Renowned conservative pundit Ben Shapiro also took to Twitter Sunday to similarly slam the New York politico, who is commonly referred to as ‘AOC.’
‘AOC only got covid because covid is obsessed with her boyfriend’s feet,’ Shapiro, 37, the founder of right-wing news site The Daily Wire, joked.
Journalist Caleb Hull also mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s confusing allegations toward conservatives critical of her verbal attack following the House of Representative’s Sunday announcement, joking that the congresswoman only ‘tested positive for COVID-19 because the virus just wants to sleep with her.’
Fox News Senior Editor Will Ricciardella, meanwhile, wrote: ‘COVID just couldn’t resist AOC. It’s not her fault she’s so attractive.’
Matt Walsh, 35, a journalist employed by Shapiro’s The Daily Wire, also joined in on the mass-mockery. ‘Ew why is covid so obsessed with AOC,’ Walsh wrote, echoing Ocasio-Cortez’s words criticizing her conservative detractors. ‘Super creepy.’
‘Why does the coronavirus want to date AOC?’ Former Fox staffer Kyle Becker asked his 217,000 followers.
Conservative radio personality Tim Young, on the other hand, jokingly stated that the New York rep’s words should be taken with a grain of salt, citing previous instances of the politician’s unreliable statements.
‘AOC says she has COVID? …is this the same AOC who told us she was afraid of being raped and murdered when she was no where near where rioters were on January 6?’
Fox News radio’s Jimmy Failla, 45, also joined in on the action, with a post that seemed to poke fun at the bartender-turned-politician’s intelligence.
The conservative commentator wrote Sunday: ‘Prayers to AOC. Suffice to say this is the first time she got a positive result from taking a test.’