WATCH: AOC becomes youngest woman ever to preside over House

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May 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez picked up the gavel and became the youngest women in history to preside over the House of Representatives.

Ocasio-Cortez assumed the mantle from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ran the chamber for about an hour on Friday, according to Time magazine.

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The 29-year-old Democrat oversaw the “special orders” period in which members of Congress discuss topics of their choice.

“That was my first time presiding. And it’s exciting,” AOC reportedly told reporters afterwards.

She also posted about the moment on Twitter, writing in part, “Today I presided over the House floor for the first time. Every day here is a sacred privilege + responsibility entrusted to me by my community. I never forget that, and moments like these drive it home.”

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