“Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), is being mocked across social media channels as a “total fraud” as her infamous “accent” video is making the rounds again.
Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was mocked in 2019 for appearing to use an “accent” at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention. The video has resurfaced and invited a new round of criticism.
In the 2019 video, AOC was responding to critics who questioned her readiness to serve in Congress.
On Tuesday, the End Wokeness Twitter account reposted the 2019 video, combining it with her recent speech for comparison. The Twitter user asserted that the variance in the two videos shows AOC as a “total fraud” who uses an accent for political purposes.
The recent video notes AOC articulately saying: “When Donald Trump tapped into this idea of Make America Great Again, there was times of economic opportunity. Wages rose until the 1970s.”
The 2019 video shows AOC using slang: “I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. There’s nothing wrong with working retail, folding clothes for other people to buy. There is nothing wrong with preparing the food that your neighbors will eat. There is nothing wrong with driving the buses that take your family to work. There is nothing wrong with being a working person in the United States of America and there is everything dignified about it.”
Many Twitter users have mocked AOC after viewing the video. Former GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik asked: “Was this an SNL skit, [Ocasio-Cortez]?”
NK News editor Oliver Jia defended AOC, tweeting that this is “much ado about nothing.”
“Politicians from both parties change the cadence of their voice all the time depending on the audience,” Jia wrote. “It’s also common for people from certain backgrounds to code switch depending on who they’re with.”
Her tweet in response to criticism in 2019 is noted below:
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