Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) intervened in elections in the United Kingdom by encouraging the British to vote for leftist Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party.
Ocasio-Cortez had accused Russia of its alleged interference in the U.S. elections, thus showing an open contradiction in its political behavior which would eventually be explained by its quest for personal gain.
For while it was not clear how her interference in the politics of a nation other than her own would help her voters, an increase in her popularity was evident.
In fact, the tweet used to motivate British voters was resent 18,000 times and got 57,000 ‘I like’, and presumably Corbyn’s appreciation will have increased as well.
“This video is about the UK, but it might as well have been produced about the United States.
“The hoarding of wealth by a few is coming at the cost of people’s lives.
“The only way we change is with a massive increase of *new* voters at the polls. UK, Vote!,” concluded Ocasio-Cortez.
Corbyn took advantage of Ocasio-Cortez’s support to announce it in one of his own tweets.
“As @AOC says, our system is broken and it’s time for real change,” Corbyn wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the only Democrat to change her position depending on the circumstances.
The former vice president, and now candidate Joe Biden, maintained the wage gap between men and women during his 35 years as a senator, according to an analysis of the Senate Secretariat report, published by Washington Free Beacon.
Biden presented himself to his voters as a supporter of pay equity, according to one of his 2015 tweets.
“Equal pay for equal work. It’s common sense. It’s also overdue. Let’s close the gap & let’s do it now,” he wrote in his message.
Ocasio-Cortez had already established relations with Corbyn in February when through a telephone conversation they had an exchange on various topics.
The results of the UK elections offered Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson a landslide victory over Corbyn.