U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from her office.
“The Ocasio-Cortez representative received a positive test result for COVID-19. She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” it read.
“Congresswoman received a booster shot this fall, and is encouraging everyone to get a booster shot and follow all CDC guidelines.”
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez was spotted not wearing a mask while on vacation in Miami. A short clip posted on social media shows the congresswoman waving to passersby to cheer and clap.
She was seen hugging a drag performer at an outdoor event hosted by actor Billy Porter.
Ocasio-Cortez has a history of criticizing Florida for its lax COVID-19 restrictions during early pandemic waves.
Conservative reporters have called the New York representative “hypocritical”.
“The AOC is STILL waiting for it in Florida, in a large crowd and without a mask. This time at a Drag Queen bar in Miami. Rules for you but not for me,” wrote journalist Brendon Leslie.
“For those of you with no sense of humour: the whole point of this post is to expose hypocrisy,” adds Leslie. “We really don’t care she’s not wearing a mask. We care that she scares people who expect Florida but then has the guts to vacation here. “
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