Watch: AOC Busted for Donning Mask for Photo Op, Removing It Immediately After


Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was caught wearing a mask only for a brief photo opportunity at Capitol Hill on Monday morning, in a cameras-rolling moment that’s truly the epitome of the modern American left.

While at a protest in favor of extending the federal eviction moratorium, the congresswoman proudly wore a face covering as the team of activists shouted “housing is a human right” while taking a group photo, according to Breitbart.

Prior to taking the photo and a minute afterward, according to the video, Ocasio-Cortez was not wearing a mask.

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There would be no issue if she stayed maskless the entire time, given that she is fully vaccinated and outdoors.

But she didn’t, and instead decided that virtue signaling to her supporters was the better option.

Her hypocrisy is performative activism at its finest, a practice leftists have used for years in order to come across as a “good person”– when they are actually flawed like the rest of us when it comes to coronavirus restrictions.

“I can’t stand the hypocrisy… the government is easily the worst part about this country in every facet, regardless of party,” one Twitter user wrote.

“I don’t see many masks or any social distancing whatsoever,” libertarian writer Jen Monroe pointed out.

If it were not for the Texas Democrats jetting off to Washington, D.C., Ocasio-Cortez could probably take the trophy for “Best Political Stunt” of the summer.

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As expected, she is not the only notable hypocrite in the swamp this week.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser was photographed by the Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe at a wedding this weekend breaking a mask mandate that she imposed only a day earlier.

Lowe also went public with a video of the mayor violating her own mandate.

Bowser’s response didn’t even satisfy liberal “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post.

“We all know what the rules says about sitting at a dining table and dining. Don’t be ridiculous… They took a picture of me where dinner and drinks were served,” the mayor told reporters, according to the Post.

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After taking apart that explanation, Kessler awarded Bowser “Four Pinocchios,” a rating reserved for political “whoppers.”

“This is an embarrassing moment for the mayor,” Kessler wrote. “The video clearly shows she is seated at a table, when the meal is over, in violation of her own mask mandate that says masks are not required indoors in these circumstances only when ‘actively eating or drinking.’

Whether it is Ocasio-Cortez, Bowser, or any other Democrat politician — they clearly believe that they are above the standards that they have set for the public.

The two women just so happened to be caught on camera, but who knows what other politicians have been hypocrites behind the scenes throughout the pandemic.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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