Representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez (D-Ny.) has consistently held herself out as a spokesperson for marginalized and downtrodden Americans. She and Bernie Sanders are arguably the leaders of the American ‘progressive’ movement.
When she has been given the chance to move the ball forward on progressive policies, she has consistently betrayed her supporters.
When Speaker elections were going on after Democrats took control of the House in 2020, many advocated for her to force a vote on Medicare for All or get progressives in Congress to refuse to vote for Pelosi. She relented and voted for Pelosi with no concessions.
Cortez has once again shown that she is out of touch with the people she claims to represent as she said that getting your nails done can be seen as a “personal act of reclamation” on Instagram.
The Daily Caller Reports–
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York took to Instagram Friday to tell followers that she will be getting a manicure as a form of “resistance” in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez explained that “personal acts of reclamation” can serve as personal forms of political protest even though people may feel powerless in light of the recent ruling, according to a tweet that reposted the New York congresswoman’s story
“I want to talk about personal acts of reclamation because sometimes people will say there’s nothing I can do…I feel so powerless… And there is no act too small that you can engage in,” the Representative reminded her followers.
“Today, I have a personal errand: I need to redo my nails. And I’ve decided that I am going to use my new manicure as almost like a personal act of reclamation for me and my story,” AOC declared.