AOC Praises Drag Queen 'Patriots' As Coronavirus Ravages Her NY District
New York Democrat takes time out amid COVID-19 pandemic
Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took time out to honor the drag queen "patriots" who will "push society forward" while the deadly coronavirus ravages her New York district.
The New York Democrat tweeted a clip from a roundtable meeting with drag queens who dished "tea" on their least favorite person in the world: President Donald Trump.
"Electoralism has limits," Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
"Elected officials often don’t lead our most impactful societal changes; they follow them.
"The heroes who lead true change are the activists, artists, organizers & others who educate + push society forward."
In the video, Ocasio-Cortez is surrounded by drag queens who praise her for "standing up to Trump."
"I see you standing up to that man everyday," said one drag queen.
"And how can we all even, like, complain about anything when you literally stand in the face of what I think is the most ... the worst parts of our nature as humans. You stand up against him and say 'no.' That's so hard."
Other drag queens jumped in to call Trump "evil" before AOC praised their efforts to "change the way people think."
"People think Congress and government is all about leading people, but ultimately, a lot of our politics is about following the public will," responded Ocasio-Cortez.
"The people who change the way people think are artists and drag queens, and let's not forget who threw that first brick at Stonewall."
The tea 🍵: Electoralism has limits. Elected officials often don’t lead our most impactful societal changes, they follow them.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 11, 2020
The heroes who lead true change are the activists, artists, organizers & others who educate + push society forward.
Ocasio-Cortez in February pledged "allegiance to the drag" in an advertisement for the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
"It starts with you," Ocasio-Cortez declared.
"I mean, you're patriots, you are, you are, you are patriots, and I'm so proud of you all, and I'm so proud to live in this country with you."
Earlier his week, AOC demanded a socialist overhaul of the U.S. government to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Democratic congresswoman also called for the removal of a “profit motive” from lawmakers’ decisions on the coronavirus.
“For some reason, we have an enormous problem with enacting the Defense Production Act for saving lives and guaranteeing health care,” Ocasio-Cortez says in her video.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed the U.S. faces “a much deeper problem with the systemic priorities that we currently have in the United States."