The video & # 39; leak & # 39; from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves that she … has friends, can dance

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "As a representative. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in Congress on Thursday, a video apparently intended to dirty the young democrat was widely shared on Twitter. But attempts to strike the new congressman have had a perverse effect after the clip, which shows an elderly Ocasio-Cortez from college who happily dances and who has become viral. "Data-reactid =" 5 "> Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in Congress on Thursday, a video apparently intended to dirty the young democrat was widely shared on Twitter. But attempts to strike the new congressman have had a disastrous effect after the clip, which shows a college-aged Ocasio-Cortez, happily dancing in joy, turned viral.

The video comes from a right Twitter account that was trying to peddle an allegedly scandalous video of Ocio-Cortez dancing. It was a liveLeak video allegedly shot while the congressman was at "high school".

"It's the kind of thing that everyone likes to do in the United States and behaves like a clueless idiot," tweeted AnonymousQ1776, a story apparently related to QAnon conspiracy theorists. "High school video of" Sandy "Ocasio-Cortez."

This is the kind of thing everybody prefers in the United States and who behaves like a clueless idiot …
… High school video of "Sandy" Ocasio-Cortezpic.twitter.com/s723Vga9zF

– AnonymousQ (@ AnonymousQ1776) January 2, 2019

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Baker, who is currently attending graduate school at Syracuse University, said this video was filmed when viral dance videos were "a fad" in 2010. Ocasio-Cortez could have been "20 or 21 years old" ", did he declare.

"We were student ambassadors at the Howard Thurman and Sandy Center [Ocasio-Cortez’ nickname] was like the center's face, "said Baker." So Julian Jensen [also in the video] and I throw it with our other friends. "

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Many on Twitter seemed to find the film endearing and relatable, rather than controversial.

Why can not @AOC Just be nOrMaL … like Paul Ryan discussing his plans to knock out the social safety net, or Brett Kavanaugh who … [checks calendar]or Ted Cruz, seen here claiming that his goal in life is world domination, which is quite normal. pic.twitter.com/2pziIsKddu

– Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 3, 2019

Oh no, do not share this video of the AOC which seems extremely amusing. This is an extremely damaging matter that only the best oppo research would have discovered. https://t.co/fXR8YiGz46

– netw3rk (@ netw3rk) January 3, 2019

Baker did not seem surprised to see the video go viral, given the growing media attention following Ocasio-Cortez's victory.

"I realized when she [Ocasio-Cortez] ran [for Congress] that this video may appear, "said Baker." I always use it for my portfolio … but I have disabled the comments because people have found it and have it made too political for what it is, which is really just a dance party on a roof. "

On Thursday night, the congressman did not respond publicly to the dance clip and a representative of Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

However, Ally Sheedy, who played in the "Breakfast Club", weighed on the performance of the congressman.

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "This story was updated with a tweet from Ally Sheedy."data-reactid =" 29 ">This story was updated with a tweet from Ally Sheedy.

  • This article appeared originally on HuffPost.