Just when one starts to think Members of Congress couldn’t say anything dumber, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rushes in to prove you wrong.
In the past, this proverbial bomb-thrower from the Bronx has made some humiliating gaffes.
But what Rep. Ocasio-Cortez just claimed about her heritage might very well be her most cringe-worthy quote to date.
Cultural appropriation is the Democrats’ favorite sensation
Much to the chagrin of their woke supporters, Democrats have a long and rich history, or one could say culture, of appropriating other people’s cultures for their own political advancement.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton went on a hip-hop/R&B station and told host Charlamagne Tha God that she always carries hot sauce in her purse, in an effort to relate to the station’s urban audience.
In 2020, a group of Democrats that included Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer wore kente cloth sashes and knelt in the Capitol building to honor George Floyd only to later find out that the scarves they were wearing had historical ties to the West African slave trade.
But all of those examples pale in comparison to Elizabeth Warren who claimed to be a Native American to not only advance her political career but also her fledgling law career in 1986.
That was, until Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media over the past weekend to one-up Fauxcahontas.
Haven’t Native Americans suffered enough?
While responding to a comment on Instagram, Representative Ocasio-Cortez claimed that while she was protesting the Dakota Access pipeline with Native American tribes, her connection to her “indigenous heritage” was awakened.
The New York Congresswoman claimed, “One of the things that first started awakening and connecting me in a deep to my indigenous heritage was connecting to the Lakota Sioux at Standing Rock . . . It really just clicked that this is nuts, like, the grace that they extended to say ‘no, you are a relative,’ was really formative for me.”
Unfortunately for the rest of us, AOC was not done with her new-age babbling and she continued by writing, “While we may not be and come from the same exact lineage, there is a commonality to that ancestry.”
Now Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez who claims to be a descendent of the Taino, an indigenous people of the Caribbean, in no way shares any “commonality” between the Native Americans, which is what makes this social media post even more confusing.
What we do know is that this incident has spurred another round of mockery for the Congresswoman and some to dig deeper into her previous ancestral claims.
Fox News reports, “In addition to indigenous and Hispanic roots, Ocasio-Cortez, whose family emigrated to New York City from Puerto Rico, has over the years claimed to have Jewish, European, and black ancestry.”
While it is unlikely that AOC’s woke supporters will ever abandon her, stranger things have happened and the Left does love to eat their own.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.