Molly Ringwald Welcomes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "The Club"

Freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in yesterday along with the most diverse class ever elected to Congress, and, she was inducted into a far more exclusive club.

Molly Ringwald Welcomes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "The Club"
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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In case you have no idea what we're talking about- earlier this week, a video showing a college-aged Ocasio-Cortez was released by the opposition attempting to make the Congresswoman look like a "clueless nitwit" [taken directly from the posting of the clip: "Here is America's favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is," read the tweet from AnonymousQ1776]. The clip of Ocasio-Cortez is a scant 31 seconds:

What the video ACTUALLY contains is a series of students from Boston University in 2011 recreating iconic scenes from 80's films, "The Brat Pack Mashup", which you can easily find on youtube. Ocasio-Cortez is performing bits of the dances from the John Hughes teen dramady classic, The Breakfast Club.

Molly Ringwald Welcomes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "The Club"
Molly Ringwald Welcomes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "The Club"

Last night, actress Molly Ringwald (who starred in The Breakfast Club) tweeted to Ocasio-Cortez to welcome her to "The Club", as well as tagging co-star Ally Sheedy:

So let this stand as a lesson to all collegiate would-be politicians; do more classic 80's movie dancing.

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