Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) of New York was seen spending time vacationing in the state of Florida. Her visit to Florida highlights the contrast between the two states. While New Yorkers continue to face intrusive government mandates, the people of Florida live in freedom. AOC’s visit to Florida also highlights the double standard – AOC supports COVID19 mandates for Americans while she herself chose to enjoy freedom from government mandates in the Sunshine State.
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is a strong supporter of mask mandates. Back in May of 2021, she stated that she would keep wearing a mask despite being fully vaccinated. Prior to that, on Twitter, she also criticized the removal of the mask mandate in Texas. In spite of publicly supporting mask mandates for Americans, AOC chose to enjoy her own vacation in Florida, and was seen at a packed bar without wearing a mask.
Back in AOC’s home state of New York, people’s freedoms continue to be taken away by the government. New York Governor Kathy Hochul extended the mask mandate to February 1, 2022. In New York City, there is a vaccine mandate for private sector employees, which is causing pain and suffering for businesses.
On the other hand, Florida is a sanctuary for those who love freedom and liberty. In November of 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation to protect freedom and ban various COVID19 mandates in Florida.
AOC supports intrusive government mandates but decided to enjoy her vacation in a state that has strongly upheld freedom for Americans. Americans can clearly see the hypocrisy in AOC’s actions.