Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that she has tested positive for COVID, has symptoms and is recovering at home.
Right-wing writer Brendon Leslie immediately jumped to the announcement, noting that AOC was infected even though she was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“Their vaccination story is falling apart before our eyes,” Leslie tweeted.
Of course, public health officials have long said that vaccinations don’t prevent people from getting the coronavirus, especially The Omicron variant is highly infectious.
However, it seems to prevent severe illness in the majority of cases. Ocasio-Cortez received a boost in the fall.
The Democratic congresswoman traveled to Florida for the holiday season, and photos of her dining out with her boyfriend and appearing at an outdoor drag event are seen as evidence of hypocritical behavior by people belonging to the Democratic Party. Republicans like Governor Ron DeSantis.
There is no mask regulation in Florida, and CDC guidelines calls for masks to be worn “in indoor public places in areas of high or significant community transmission.”
Following a tweet from former Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes targeting her boyfriend’s Birkenstock sandals, Ocasion-Cortes tweeted a scathing response to the backlash.
“If Republicans get mad, they can’t date me, they can just say it instead of pouring their sexual frustrations on my boyfriend’s feet. Ya scary weirdos,” she wrote.
“It begins to age when it comes to ignoring the very obvious, weird, and deviant sexual frustrations that underlie the Republican fixation on me, women, and LGBT+ people in general.
“These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it and instead use politics as their outlet. It’s really weird.”
Three dozen members of Congress have tested positive for COVID since the summer.
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