Dancing video of star Democrat lights up Twitter

'Congresswomen can dance too', Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez laughs off attempt to discredit her

The 53-year-old congressman from New Orleans, who represents Louisiana's 1st Congressional District, spoke of the "little miracles" he was achieving daily during his recovery.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into Congress on Thursday - but later, the New York Democrat was inducted into an even more exclusive body: the "Breakfast Club".

In case you keep out of USA politics (good decision), then you might have missed conservative trolls trying to take down Democratic congresswoman and millennial we all aspire to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with this tweet.

The New York's representative said in a "60 Minutes " interview set to air Sunday that a new marginal tax rate would affect Americans making more than $US10 million to help pay for the "Green New Deal".

"Once you get to the tippy-tops, on your $US10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 per cent or 70 per cent", Ocasio-Cortez said.

Previews of that taped CBS interview included references to the Democrat's 70 percent tax-rate plan, to which Scalise and others reacted during the week. In 2018, the highest rate on earned income was dropped from 44 percent to 37 percent.

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During a Donald Trump presidency with a GOP-controlled Senate, Ocasio-Cortez's vision of a socialist America striving to end all injustice in the world, where all the energy we need comes from renewable sources and where only the super-wealthy are inconvenienced, sounds absurd.

"That doesn't mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate, but it means that, as you climb up this ladder, you should be contributing more", she added.

"I have heard, the Republicans believe that it is scandalous when women are dancing", she wrote.

But rather than embarrass Ocasio-Cortez, the release ended up having the opposite of its intended effect. Personal attacks on Ocasio-Cortez do not work because she has always presented herself as a person first and politician second.

But if the video was meant to shame her, it backfired spectacularly.

Ocasio-Cortez has not addressed the violent statements from her followers. What right-wing Twitter trolls do not get about Ocasio-Cortez is that her supporters want her to be human. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programmes like Social Security.

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