May 12, 2019
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AOC briefly takes Pelosi’s spot in presiding over House; reportedly youngest woman to wield gavel – Fox News


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday briefly grabbed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s gavel to preside over the House — reportedly becoming the youngest woman ever to do so.The Democrat, who represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, tweeted the news.”Every day here is a sacred privilege + responsibility entrusted to me by my community. I never forget that, and moments like these drive it home,” she wrote.OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS SHE WAS ‘ASTONISHED’ WHEN MAN LEFT SIGN OUTSIDE HER OFFICE IN SUPPORT OF BOTH HER AND TRUMPOcasio-Cortez, 29, presided over the House of Representatives for roughly an hour as part of a routine rotation of members, Reuters reported.The congresswoman presided over “special orders,” which typically consists of House members discussing their home districts after legislative business is completed.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP“That was my first time presiding. And it’s exciting,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters. “It’s certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos.”Last month, Pelosi, D-Calif., described Ocasio-Cortez as “a wonderful member of Congress, as I think all of our colleagues will attest” as she said certain districts, like the freshman rep’s, are “solidly Democratic.”Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.
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