Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first speech on the house floor has set a new C-SPAN Twitter record.
"In just about 12 hours C-SPAN tweet or @RepAOC floor remarks last nite have video by @cspan or any remarks by a member of House either party. 1.16M, "said a tweet from Howard Mortman, the broadcaster's communications director.
The record-holder for C-SPAN Twitter video in the Senate is heroic to Sen. Kamala Harris. The video shows her questioning then-Supreme Court nominates Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing last fall. Her video got 7.14 million views, Mortman said.
Ocasio-Cortez now has 2,444,298 followers on Twitter and 1.8 million followers on Instagram, giving her a powerful platform for her controversial views.
"It is actually not about a wall, it is not about the border, and it is certainly not about the well-being of everyday Americans," she said. "The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."