Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) became the youngest woman in history to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives, The Hill reported. She even got to use the gavel on Friday as the temporary House Speaker.
The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker, who has become the face of the Democratic Party in the minds of many, tweeted out her excitement at the honor.
“Today I presided over the House floor for the first time,” she wrote. “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. Thank you to the people of NY14 + beyond. This House belongs to all of us.”
Her fans couldn’t stop drooling, especially prominent liberal social media commentator Ed Krassenstein.
Many conservatives, on the other hand, couldn’t stop laughing at the idea of Ocasio-Cortez being chosen to lead.
According to Reuters, the young congresswoman was selected to preside over the House as part of a routine rotation. She only presided over minor matters for about an hour.
She did, however, seem disappointed that she couldn’t take a selfie for her Instagram followers.
“That was my first time presiding. And it’s exciting. It’s certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos,” she said to reporters.
In other Ocasio-Cortez news, Snopes.com actually fact-checked “Was U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez ‘scared’ by her garbage disposal?” after the congresswoman spread around a video of herself gasping in terror at the discovery of the “monster” in her sink.
In a lengthy fact-check article, Snopes determined that it was true. Yes, Ocasio-Cortez was practically scared out of her mind by a garbage disposal.