New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a page from Hillary Clinton on Friday and spoke with a heavy and contrived southern drawl while speaking at the National Action Network’s annual convention.
Ocasio-Cortez asserted, “I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong that. There’s nothing wrong with working retail…There is nothing wrong with preparing that your neighbors will eat,” while adopting the unnatural accent.
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: "I'm proud to be a bartender. Ain't nothing wrong that. There's nothing wrong with working retail…There is nothing wrong with preparing that your neighbors will eat."
"There is nothing wrong with being a working person in the United States of America." pic.twitter.com/VTzLpybKfw
— ABC News (@ABC) April 5, 2019
The freshman representative went on to say that “there is nothing wrong with being a working person in the United States of America.”
Though Ocasio-Cortez was speaking in New York City, the scene was eerily reminiscent of Clinton’s tendency to adopt a southern drawl when speaking in the south. The former First Lady was mocked online as “Kentucky Fried Hillary” after a performance of the phony accent during her campaign in 2007.