Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, is known - among many other things - for her savvy social media-style and Twitter takedowns.
Her Instagram stories are particularly useful when it comes to getting inside the mind of the freshman congresswoman. On her stories earlier this week, AOC allowed us all the understand how she prepares for a task for which she has gained a lot of attention: her sharp and smart questioning during hearings.
I know it’s unnecessary to say “watch @AOC’s Insta story” but srsly watch how she preps for hearings. She *can* do… https://t.co/IWIC5cI6py
"AOC has shown a remarkable ability to extract energizing viral moments from stale bureaucratic meetings. She turns complex political concepts into snappy soundbites and boring old politics into much-talked-about spectacle," Poppy Noor wrote in The Guardian, explaining how the congresswoman has made historically unwatched hearings into 'electrifying moments'.
In sharing her preparation for this process, the popular Democrat from the Bronx described her approach:
To me, the key challenge of a hearing isn’t actually identifying questions to ask - it’s figuring out what to ask & say and fit it into 5 minutes for a high profile, often non-cooperative witness.