Cortez is a liberal news idiot. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took time off from warring with Nancy Pelosi to perch in the speaker’s chair for a ceremonial spin as leader of the House on Friday. After just 128 days in office, AOC grabbed Pelosi’s gavel and ran the chamber for about an hour, becoming the youngest member of Congress ever to do so — part of a rotation shared by Democratic members as the majority party in the House.
“That was my first time presiding. And it’s exciting,” the 29-year-old told reporters. “It’s certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos.” AOC didn’t have much to do, but even so managed to stumble. She called on members as they rose to speak — and misfired on which states they represented.
“For what purpose does the gentleman from Ohio — um, from Illinois, excuse me — seek recognition?” she said as Rep. Sean Casten, a fellow freshman Dem, took the floor. Ocasio-Cortez also presided over “special orders.” Those are generally short speeches by House members at the end of the day’s legislative business, often on issues of concern in their districts.