AOC busts a move after protesters crash town hall
Sometimes, you’ve just gotta dance.
Drumming protesters crashed another town hall event hosted by far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Wednesday night, with the “Squad” member eventually bopping along to their rhythmic chants.
Video of the protest in Queens showed demonstrators chanting “AOC has got to go” and holding up signs denouncing the 33-year-old congresswoman while a man with a hand drum pounds out a beat.
The loud jeering and chanting left Ocasio-Cortez with nothing better to do than show off her moves while she sat on the edge of a stage.
At one point, the lawmaker appeared to spot a sign in the crowd reading, “Wake up New York. Vote for Tina Forte. F— AOC.”
“Very classy. Thank you, sir,” Ocasio-Cortez said of the sign referencing her Republican opponent.
AOC later tried to reason with the angry demonstrators and get them to quiet down and engage in a conversation.
“Respectfully, ma’am you’re saying ‘ask us why’ — Y’all have been talking for 20 minutes, OK? We know why. We know why you’re mad,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Let’s talk about it.”
Her plea didn’t work, as a female protester then began hurling obscene remarks at the congresswoman.
As if things couldn’t get any worse for the Democrat, the lights in the auditorium then went out and Ocasio-Cortez had to be escorted off the stage. When the lights came back on after about a minute, AOC joked, “I’m not allowed to be in a room with the lights turned off.”
Hecklers also interrupted an AOC town hall last week, accusing the congresswoman of “voting to start a nuclear war” with Russia because of her support for sending military aid to Ukraine.
Ocasio-Cortez is heavily favored to win a third term in the deep-blue 14th Congressional District, which she carried with 70% of the vote in 2020.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.