Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted a taunting rebuttal after Republicans booed her for voting for newly elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.).
The Hill reports:
“Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas.”
Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me.
Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas 💁🏽♀️ https://t.co/kLor9A0TWa
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) 4 January 2019
Ocasio-Cortez posted the tweet along with a video of her vote, which shows some people groaning as she votes “yes” on Pelosi.
Ocasio-Cortez during her campaign expressed skepticism about Pelosi’s leadership, and she joined a group of protesters in Pelosi’s office demanding increased congressional action on climate change shortly after the midterm elections last year.
But the New York Democrat ultimately vowed her support for Pelosi, explaining that “all the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right.”
“Hard pass,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter in November as some candidates were rumored to be eyeing a challenge to Pelosi.
Pelosi won the Speakership on Thursday in a 220-192 vote over House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), with around a dozen Democrats detracting or declining to vote “yes.”
Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday voted against a Democratic rules package championed by Pelosi, citing concerns over the “pay-as-you-go” provision. The pay-go provision, which requires a point of order against any bill that raises the deficit or reduces a surplus, could create additional hurdles in accomplishing progressive legislative priorities in areas including climate change.
The House on Thursday approved the rules package, with Ocasio-Cortez’s “no” vote joined by two other lawmakers.