Ocasio-Cortez ‘recovering at home’ after testing positive for COVID

Just days after facing pushback for vacationing maskless in Florida, progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Washington Examiner reports that the Ocasio-Cortez’s office issued a statement Sunday saying the Democrat congresswoman is “experiencing symptoms” and “recovering at home” following her diagnosis.

Breakthrough case

The statement also said Ocasio-Cortez is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot for COVID-19, making hers yet another breakthrough case of the disease.

Other members of Congress who tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend include GOP Reps. Jim Cooper (TN) and Young Kim (CA), as well as Democrat Rep. Sean Casten (IL), the Examiner notes.

“Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the statement from AOC’s office read, according to the Examiner.

“She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” the statement added. “The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance.”

Liberal hypocrisy

The congresswoman’s positive test result comes less than two weeks after National Review published photos of her on vacation in Florida. In the photos, Ocasio-Cortez is seen maskless while dining outdoors.

The trip earned Ocasio-Cortez harsh criticism from many on the right, who noted that Democrats by and large have lambasted Florida and its Republican leadership for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s more, AOC’s trip came as her home state of New York was experiencing a huge surge in coronavirus cases.

The hypocrisy didn’t go unnoticed by Florida’s GOP governor, Ron DeSantis.

“If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man, let me tell you,” he said last Monday, according to Fox News. “I mean, congresspeople, mayors, governors, I mean you name it.”

DeSantis also warned that the lawmakers’ actions could earn them the ire of Florida residents. “I think a lot of Floridians say wait a minute, you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies, and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to, to basically to be able to enjoy life,” the governor remarked, according to Fox.

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