Ocasio-Cortez dropped her coronavirus mask after the snap Monday, when she posed with protesters in assist of a brand new eviction moratorium. She was joined by fellow progressive Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
The congresswoman was maskless whereas sitting on the steps earlier than the photograph, however donned her grey mask earlier than Markey sat down and the image was snapped.
“Housing is a human right,” the group stated as the image was taken, with somebody after the photograph saying “Everybody say ‘whiskey.’”
Markey pulled down his face mask nearly instantly after the photograph was taken as he chuckled on the “whiskey” joke.
Ocasio-Cortez quickly adopted go well with, ditching her mask fully a mere minute after the photograph was taken, in accordance with The Post Millennial, which posted the video to Twitter.
The New York progressive might be seen socializing with the protesters assembled on the Capitol steps.
The Biden administration on Tuesday introduced a brand new eviction moratorium by way of Oct. 3.
Officials on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a brand new eviction moratorium geared toward defending tenants in counties with “substantial and high levels of community transmission” of COVID-19, affecting roughly 90% of the U.S. inhabitants.
Neither Ocasio-Cortez’s nor Markey’s places of work responded to Fox News’ e-mail asking for remark on the video and why the lawmakers felt the necessity to put on the mask for the photograph however not earlier than or after it.
Fox News’ Megan Henney contributed reporting.
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