After being spotted maskless more than once, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from her office on Sunday night.

Just last week, Ocasio-Cortez was seen parading around in Florida, ​​dining outdoors at Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach without a mask. She was also spotted partying at a crowded Miami Bar subsequently. 

A hypocrite of the first order, she was called out by several politicians and media outlets for failing to practice what she so “fiercely” preached. Ocasio-Cortez’s trip to Florida also came during a time when her home state of New York saw a record surge in coronavirus cases due to the omicron variant’s spread, but she chose to abandon the sinking ship.

Source: NY Post Brendon Leslie/FCV

Her maskless winter getaway was criticized on social media by supporters of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has taken a strong stance against mask mandates, and who AOC slammed more times than once. At the time, Ocasio-Cortez shot back at the Team DeSantis tweet, writing: “Hasn’t Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably missing for like 2 weeks? If he’s around, I would be happy to say hello. His social media team seems to have been posting old photos for weeks. In the meantime, perhaps I could help with local organizing. Folks are quite receptive here :)”

According to the official statement from her office, the Congresswoman is recovering from the virus at home and is experiencing symptoms. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez received her booster shot in the fall, according to the statement.

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