How Celebrities & Twitter congratulated AOC on her Re-Election!
The 2020 US Elections have been good for women, especially women of color. Apart from electing Kamala Harris as Vice-President of the United States, New York also re-elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, into the House of Representatives in the Congress from New York’s 14th Congressional district. And here’s how Twitter and some celebrities congratulated AOC on her re-election.
Twitter congratulates the congresswoman!
Serving NY-14 and fighting for working class families in Congress has been the greatest honor, privilege, & responsibility of my life.
Thank you to the Bronx & Queens for re-electing me to the House despite the millions spent against us, & trusting me to represent you once more. https://t.co/MXG2Z2DV2F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 4, 2020
Remember that viral video of AOC dancing in Congress outside of her office? A fan mentioned it in the replies of her tweet as well. And honestly, it suits the occasion a lot.
congrats future president! pic.twitter.com/StxPUN2f7r
— Sam Noir (@dexterfilms_) November 4, 2020
Another fan also congratulated AOC, saying that he is happy about her re-election regardless of what happens to the Presidential elections.
CONGRATULATIONS & thank you for everything you do and regardless of what happens today what you said is true: pic.twitter.com/5aSfcuAsLO
— Breakaway Backpacker (@BAbackpacker) November 4, 2020
Willing to hear the crew’s thoughts, as always. However, shouldn’t Tuvok and Neelix should have the biggest say…oh wait, they couldn’t! I stand by my decision to restore them to their lives. Rewatch and report back, AOC – and congrats on your win! 👏🏻
— Kate Mulgrew (@TheKateMulgrew) November 5, 2020
And then, there were fans who actually made a fan cam of AOC! And it’s as glorious as you can imagine. Take a look!
— SATURN GYAL (@vixenriah) November 4, 2020
Now, AOC is progressive and is a member of Democratic socialists, who fight for progressive political values. And so, they did not forget to congratulate their star politician on her re-election:
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) November 4, 2020
Moreover, some celebrities also joined in and congratulated the most famous Congresswoman on Twitter. Two of them were Elijah Daniel and CJ Johnson, who both congratulated AOC on her first re-election from New York:
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) November 4, 2020
Congratulations to @AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for winning her first bid for re-election in New York 👏🏾
— CJ Johnson (@cjjohnsonjr) November 4, 2020
One of the biggest celebrities that support progressive politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders is Mark Ruffalo. After her re-election, Ruffalo did give her a lot of words of encouragement. He also praised AOC on her recent explosive interview with the New York Times, where Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Democratic party for the lack of support she gets from them:
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 5, 2020
Can we just listen to @AOC? She has made valuable points and this is a healthy interrogation of how we can win more and bigger. Everything she has said is true and she has earned her place to be saying it. https://t.co/oOvLsKFyX5
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2020
The rift between AOC and the Democrats
AOC has regularly proven that she is not someone that the Democratic party can ignore and sideline. And that is because of how principled she is. However, the Dems just don’t lend to her the support that she needs to help propagate those principles. She mentioned how the candidates whom she helped actually secured their victory compared to those who didn’t, saying:
I’ve been begging the party to let me help them for two years… Before the election, I offered to help every single swing district Democrat with their operation. And every single one of them, but five, refused my help. And all five of the vulnerable or swing district people that I helped secured victory or are on a path to secure victory, and every single one that rejected my help is losing.
Furthermore, AOC also talked about how her progressive stances and other progressive movements are not the reason why the Democrats lost in many swing districts, saying:
And now they’re blaming us for their loss. So I need my colleagues to understand that we are not the enemy. And that their base is not the enemy. That the Movement for Black Lives is not the enemy, that Medicare for all is not the enemy. This isn’t even just about winning an argument. It’s that if they keep going after the wrong thing, I mean, they’re just setting up their own obsolescence.
AOC almost quit politics!
In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said that she sometimes feels like quitting politics:
I genuinely don’t know. I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year.
And the reason for that was the lack of support and the violence, as AOC further said:
It’s the incoming, it’s the stress, it’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party, It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you’re bad because you actually append your name to your opinion.
However, AOC still ran for re-election because she wanted to prove a point that the movement has public support:
I chose to run for re-election because I felt like I had to prove that this is real. That this movement was real. That I wasn’t a fluke. That people really want guaranteed health care and that people really want the Democratic Party to fight for them.