Ocasio-Cortez breaks all-time C-SPAN record in first House speech
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has smashed C-SPAN records with her first House floor speech, gaining more viewers than any other House video tweet in the network’s history.Also on rt.com Phrasing! Ocasio-Cortez says she wants to ‘run train’ on progressive agenda
C-SPAN tweeted a video of her speech that soon became the most-watched Twitter video of any House members’ remarks shared by the network, gaining 1.6 million views in just 12 hours since being shared on Thursday. The clip has since racked up 3.05 million views.
First House Floor speech from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC): “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall...The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms." pic.twitter.com/r8tmsGSNtT— CSPAN (@cspan) January 17, 2019
New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s speech slammed the government shutdown, which she called an “erosion of our democracy,” with a story about one of her constituents, an air traffic controller worried about his missing paycheck. The congresswoman also took aim at the Muslim ban and anti-immigrant sentiment of the Trump administration.
Ocasio-Cortez’s fellow Democrat Kamala Harris still holds the title for the most viewed C-SPAN tweet video of a Senator for her questioning of then-Supreme Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, which got 7.14 million views.Also on rt.com Trump attacks Pelosi & shutdown grinds on, but who’s actually getting paid?
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