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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: State of the Union an ’embarrassment’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) watches President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A group of female Democratic lawmakers chose to wear white to the speech in solidarity with women and a nod to the suffragette movement. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775291718

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet from a Wall Street Journal columnist who commented that the congresswoman looked “sullen” during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Writer Peggy Noonan said Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., “had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss.” The New York congresswoman replied to the tweet saying, “Why should I be ‘spirited and warm’ for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?”

Ocasio-Cortez, who is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, called Trump’s speech “unsettling” and said the president didn’t offer “any plan” for the nation’s future.

Ocasio-Cortez sat with a group of Democratic women wearing white to show how Democrats had won a majority in the House during the midterm elections, and that women’s economic security is a priority. The color choice also was meant to honor the women’s suffrage movement that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

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