Video obtained by The National Pulse on Monday showed a maskless Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) rummaging in trash while attending a DC sporting event.
In the video, the Congresswoman is clearly maskless, while neither eating nor drinking at the time. AOC had previously placed paramount importance on maske-wearing.
In one tweet criticizing Gov. Greg Abbot (R-TX) for completely ending his state's lockdown, the Congresswoman said: "The state just endured one disaster worsened by selfishness + denial of basic science, and now conditions are being set for another."
"Repealing the mask mandate now endangers so many people, especially essential workers & the vulnerable. This endangers the entire country and beyond. We are in a pandemic …. It’s dangerous."
Replying to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), AOC stated, "Maybe if the GOP hadn’t spent so much time undermining public faith in science, masks,& COVID itself, I wouldn’t have to weigh the potential misinfo consequences of what would happen if leaders urged ppl to take a new vaccine that we weren’t taking ourselves!"
"Our job is to make sure the vaccine isn’t politicized the way masks were politicized. If you actually listened to your constituents, you’d hear a LOT about viral claims about repro health. People have ?s Leaders should show we won’t ask others to do something we wouldn’t do ourselves," she continues in the same thread.