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The free state of Florida has made a new fan out of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who is starting her 2022 on Sunshine State beaches.
As reported by OutKick’s Joe Kinsey, Ocasio-Cortez was recently seen on vacation in Florida prior to New Year’s Eve, evading her home state of New York, which remains bogged down by COVID restrictions. That she endorses.
AOC continued her getaway trip by visiting a crowded drag bar on Sunday. Video emerged showing the congresswoman breaking character from the Democratic playbook of double masking and bumping elbows.
Without regard for masking or distancing, AOC celebrated the evening among crowds of patrons in a prime snapshot of the Dems’ “rules for thee, but not for me” M.O.
Per The Daily Mail‘s reporting, “The ‘Squad’ member has staunchly supported masks and vaccine mandates since the start of the pandemic.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis delivered a sly response to AOC’s hypocritical cameo on Thursday.
“We hope you’re enjoying a taste of freedom here in the Sunshine State thanks to @RonDeSantisFL’s leadership,” DeSantis’ social media account tweeted. “P.S. We recommend the Rock Shrimp Roll and the Aoki Tai the next time you decide to dine in Miami. Cheers!”
Back in AOC’s New York, Governor Kathy Hochul has upheld COVID restrictions even as additional therapeutics are on the way following FDA approval. The governor’s distribution plan has caught flak for prioritizing ‘non-White’ patients due to “systemic inequities.”
New York’s caste system between vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens has been supported by politicians like AOC, making her appearance at the unmasked, undistanced Florida gathering a hiccup in her messaging.
OutKick founder Clay Travis reported that the so-called “winter of severe illness” promoted by Democrats has been a breeze back in Florida.
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