After many spoke out in a critical manner against Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some expected her to come out with an apology or retract some of her recent statements.
It does not seem like that is the case though. Quite on the contrary, Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on her comments on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, in which she initially described the event as “unsettling.”
Ocasio-Cortez questioned why she should have any positive feelings about Trump's State of the Union address at all, claiming that it was an embarrassment for the nation.
She added that the president had failed to offer a plan or any sort of a vision for the country’s future. She also compared the situation to a plane flying without a pilot.
AOC explained: "Why should I be ‘spirited and warm’ for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?. Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact."
The politician has already made an impression on many with her presence on social media and accessibility, after becoming the youngest woman to get elected to Congress in the first place.
She is among the more outspoken politicians at the moment, and she has made various statements that have upset different people and their corresponding groups.
She also made it clear that she had no plans to change her attitude anytime soon and would not be seen smiling to the current president.
Ocasio-Cortez has not made any attempts to hide her disapproval of the current administration, and she does not seem to have an intention of slowing down anytime soon.
It will be interesting to follow her progress during next year’s election round, which is bound to be an exciting one given the potential candidates.
Her commentary has been more thoughtful and meaningful than most of what observers have seen so far, in terms of getting the media's attention.
AOC had this reaction after President Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter, Peggy Noonan, tweeted: "And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss."
The New York progressive rising star is the face of the Green New Deal proposal that is gaining traction in far-left cycles and getting blasted by Conservatives for offering massive investment in infrastructure.