“In just over 12 hours C-SPAN tweet of @RepAOC floor remarks last nite have become most-viewed twitter video by @cspan of any remarks by a member of House either party. 1.16M,” said a tweet from Howard Mortman, the broadcaster’s communications director.
The record-holder for C-SPAN Twitter video in the Senate is held by Sen. Kamala Harris. The video shows her questioning then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing last fall. Her video got 7.14 million views, Mortman said.
Ocasio-Cortez now has 2,444,298 followers on Twitter and 1.8 million followers on Instagram, giving her a powerful platform for her controversial views.
In her Twitter record House speech, Ocasio-Cortez condemned the government shutdown and border wall.
“It is actually not about a wall, it is not about the border, and it is certainly not about the well-being of everyday Americans,” she said. “The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms.”