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Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman elected to Congress on Tuesday evening. In her victory speech, the congresswoman-elect criticized U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), accusing the agency of committing human rights abuses.

NBC News projected the far-left candidate would go on to defeat her Republican rival and St. John’s University professor Anthony Pappas in New York’s 14th Congressional District with 74.4 percent of the votes counted.

Ocasio-Cortez shocked many in New York politics, including herself, when she came out of nowhere to defeat 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic congressional primary last spring. The victory made her the national face of young, discontented Democrats — often women and minorities — trying to move their party to the left. She takes the record for the youngest woman elected to Congress from Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate New York who was elected at age 30.

“This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions… are powerful, worthwhile, and capable of lasting change,” Ocasio-Cortez told attendees during her victory speech.

“Words cannot express my gratitude to every organizer, every small-dollar donor, every working parent and Dreamer who helped make this movement happen,” she added. “And that’s exactly what this is, not a campaign or an Election Day but a movement… for social, economic and racial justice.”

“We launched this campaign because no one was clearly and authentically talking about issues like the corrupting role of money in politics. Like the disturbing human rights violations being committed by ICE,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “By the fact that no one was giving a voice to the idea, to the notion that an entire generation is graduating with crippling loads of student loans debt that’s a ticking time bomb for our economy.”

Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx but raised in suburban Westchester County. Her father passed away while she was a student at Boston University in 2008. A self-described “Democratic socialist,” Ocasio-Cortez got her start in politics as an organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Among several far-left policy positions, the congresswoman-elect supports a national $15 minimum wage, universal health care coverage, and the abolishment of ICE.

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  1. Raymond Martucci

    November 7, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    She needs to be quiet this dumb rock got lucky she won just like the others in this state. When are your supporters going to get your money for helping you win?


      November 7, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Absolutely Exactly HOW These LIKE HER..WIN..Obummer Only “WON” Like Hitlery ALMOST DID..with enough Votes from INELIGIBLE VOTERS, Fraudulent Voters..those who they know Vote..Numerous Times..those who were Courted & Dropped OFF to Vote, Illegal?? No Worries..Eligible, like DEAD?? No Problem..they’ve USED them all..This is the “TRANSFORMATION” Obummer & those of his ILK have USED & DID USE This time..Obummer Only got “ELECTED” because of the #’s of Illegal VOTES< This is why they were all So PISSED..HITLERY Didn't become President..After all..she got the "POPULAR" Votes..Yes, Popular because they Included all that She & Obummer & EVERY SINGLE Dem, Lib & Socialist & the Globalists All Worked SO hard to GIVE them ID's & D' they COULD Obummer Could as HE DID..openly INVITE THEM TO VOTE..As did the GUBER from Georgia Openly Invited the BLUE WAVE..of, DOCUMENTED & UNDOCUMENTED..SHE SAID a SPEECH..Obummer Invited them on a Latino Station bakc in 2016..Hitlery "THINKS" She's still the Only REAL President as she was Introduced at a "FUNCTION" as she Nodded HER BOBBLE a YES..that's TRUE..when INTRODUCED that way..She TOTALLY Agreed..THEY THOUGHT ALL THOSE "VOTERS" they'd worked SO hard to You know, Import, Bribe, Pay Off..DID IT..they forgot we have an Electoral Process..they Attempted to CHANGE that TOO..this time, THEIR "INELIGIBLE & Fraudulent them Their Wins..Remember, MORE of THEIR "VOTING" Base Is on their WAY INTO Our Country..& They Will NOT Stop until ALL OF US..Have Been REPLACED..This is the INTENDED PLANNED, Orchestrated & Well FUNDED…Transformation is ALL ABOUT..Replacing those of US who would NEVER Vote For them or For THEIRS..this time they got the #'s again..This time We had no Fair Electoral Process & They Knew..It..WE Need to NOT Allow this to Continue..

  2. DJ

    November 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Weight until she gets in the House & they put her in her place.

  3. Andrea

    November 7, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    She is woefully unprepared for the job she was just elected to. I’d love to be a fly on the wall when she joins her new colleagues and realizes she doesn’t even understand what they’re talking about.

  4. Ray

    November 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Wow she is dumber than a rock after seeing her responses in interviews she had done and she still won. The people that voted for her are dumber than she is.

  5. Linda

    November 7, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    This clueless dingdong and her supporters are truly a special kind of stupid.

  6. Mike Dar

    November 7, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    They are not Americans, so take up the issue of violations with the United Nations.

  7. Mike Dar

    November 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    ‘…made her the national face of young, discontented Democrats — often women and minorities.’ Spare me… she had less than 10% of registered Democrats vote for her.. and because the incumbent didn’t bother to actually run a campaign.. if I recall, only about ten percent total voted from the Dems in her district. For Pete’s sake, any person that ran a campaign could have won, lololol!
    10%.. SHEESH!!!

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  9. Charlene

    November 8, 2018 at 12:43 am

    I think she’s gonna find the fight tougher than she will ever be.


    November 8, 2018 at 1:46 am

    And now this dumb rock will have a pension for the rest of her life

  11. Guido

    November 8, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    New York 14th district proves itself to be so progressive with this pick. The give away girl has a brilliant plan to pay for all her give away programs,”Just pay for it”.You will be embarrassed for 4 years by this one.

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