BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to social media this week to defend her decision to receive the coronavirus vaccine over the weekend, after some of her fellow lawmakers criticized members for accepting doses ahead of frontline workers and vulnerable populations.

But many lawmakers have opted to sign up for a vaccination, some – like Ocasio-Cortez – with the purpose of showing the American public that the vaccine is safe and effective.

“I wanted to show everyone that the vaccine is safe,” explained Ocasio-Cortez. “I am hoping I don’t get any side effects like vomiting, dizziness, or it causes me to start thinking rationally and abandoning the idiocy and stupidity of socialism.”