Our political jefa, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, lent her grace and brilliance to the cover of Vanity Fair for the magazine’s December issue. In the cover story, Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest congresswoman in history, addresses her challenges with the white male bullies of congress and addresses whether she has the ambition to hold the highest office one day. She discussed that cringe-worthy moment when Florida Republican Representative Ted Yoho called her a “crazy,” “disgusting,” and a “f*cking bitch” on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and so much more.
AOC rocked gorgeous frocks for the fashionable cover shoot including a polka-dot number, a shiny blue power suit paired with her killer smile, and a dashing black suit with colorful fringe scaling down her leg. The cover look features the congresswoman in a simple all-white suite which has long been the go-to look for female empowerment in politics.
Here are the best quotes from the Latina politician’s interview with Vanity Fair.
“It’s not an accident that, every cycle, the boogeyman of the Democrats is a woman. A couple of cycles ago, it was Pelosi. Then it was Hillary, and now it’s me.”
“I don’t think there’s any way to overstate how close I was with my dad. That sense of ambition to try things when the odds seem so unfavorable, that very, very much comes from my father. I didn’t just lose my dad, I also lost myself.”
“The Democratic party has been, and this dates back to the Obama administration, extremely weak on developing just immigration policy because we’re scared of our own shadow.”
“I used to, frankly, abuse myself mentally about how I’m nothing. I realized that I need to choose myself because if I don’t, I’m just going to waste away. I’m just going to give up.”
“Trump is the racist visionary.”