Ocasio-Cortez quote-tweeted a video showing some GOP lawmakers booing her as she entered her vote. Pelosi (D-Calif.) was elected in a 220-192 vote over House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas,” she added, along with an emoji of a woman flipping her hand.
It was perhaps Ocasio-Cortez’s most Ocasio-Cortez response ever, and it had been retweeted tens of thousands of times by Friday morning.
Since her election to Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has gained widespread attention from conservatives and liberals.
Hours before the start of the 116th Congress, a video went viral on social media, showing Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop back when she was a student at Boston University. It was an apparent effort to smear Ocasio-Cortez — but seemed to have the opposite effect, only adding to her popularity.
When asked about the video, the freshman congresswoman told a Hill reporter, “It is not normal for elected officials to have a reputation for dancing well and I’m happy to be one.”
Later, she posted a cheeky video on Twitter, showing her dancing her way into her office to Edwin Starr’s “War.”
Not long before she was booed, she did share one clip of a somewhat different reception she received in Washington: