AOC’s Bizarre Defense of Florida Vacation Highlights Left’s Hypocrisy

Virginia Allen, The Daily Signal

States like Florida were criticized by the left during the COVID-19 pandemic for not using endless masking and imposing strict lockdowns. Yet Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says, “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.”

DeSantis’ remarks were made in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent trip to Florida over the Christmas holiday. National Review published photographs of the Democrat Congresswoman from New York, sitting outside while she eats lunch with her boyfriend at Miami Beach.

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Former Trump adviser Steve Cortes shared the photo on Twitter, writing, “If Leftists like AOC actually thought mandates and masking worked, they wouldn’t be frolicking in free FL.” He also took a jab at her boyfriend’s shoe choice, calling his sandals “hideous.”

What was the Congresswoman’s response?

“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet,” she tweeted, adding, “Ya creepy weirdos.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s response left many scratching their heads.

Ocasio-Cortez, again maskless, was seen at Miami’s drag bar a few days later.

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Florida’s Conservative Voice founder Brendon Leslie reported the incident, tweeting, “This post will expose hypocrisy for those who have zero sense of humor. We don’t actually care she’s maskless. We are concerned that she is a fearmonger about Florida and then travels to Florida.”

On this week’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss Ocasio-Cortez’s actions and the troubling COVID-19 policies being promoted by the left.

Also on today’s show, we discuss the media’s reporting of Sen. Ted Cruz’s daughter and give a brief update on the new host of “The Bachelor.” And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”

You can listen to the podcast here.