AceShowbiz - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic Representative of New York, who has returned from her winter getaway from Florida, is reportedly "recovering at home."
"Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19. She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home," so read a Sunday, January 9 statement from her office. "The Congresswoman received her booster shot this fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance."
The news arrived more than a week after AOC was spotted maskless when visiting a packed bar in Miami, Florida. On December 30, she was also caught on camera enjoying a drink with her boyfriend at an outdoor restaurant. Both of them did not wear face masks.
AOC's trip has been criticized by Republicans on Twitter. One in particular was supporters of Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who sarcastically wrote, "Welcome to Florida, AOC! We hope you're enjoying a taste of freedom here in the Sunshine State thanks to Ron DeSantis's leadership."
AOC, however, was quick to fire back. "Hasn't Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably missing for like 2 weeks?" she asked. "If he's around, I would be happy to say hello. His social media team seems to have been posting old photos for weeks."
"In the meantime, perhaps I could help with local organizing. Folks are quite receptive here," she continued. "I'd also be happy to share some notes from @GovKathyHochul's work in NY since he seems to be in need of tips!"
AOC also responded to a tweet condemning the photo of her and her boyfriend's outing. "If Republicans are mad they can't date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend's feet. Ya creepy weirdos," she argued.
"It's starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women,& LGBT+ people in general," she further elaborated. "These people clearly need therapy, won't do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It's really weird."