Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sets C-SPAN Record For Twitter Speech Video

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first speech on the House floor has set a new C-SPAN Twitter record.

“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.”

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