Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday that she is using her Instagram account in an effort to "humanize" government. 

“I think it’s so important that we humanize our government. I’ve spoken about this before, about making it real, because a lot of times we’ll tune in to cable news or watch what’s going on on TV. And all we’re reading about is bills and all we’re reading about is legislation or the political dynamics," the incoming lawmaker said during an interview on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes."


Ocasio-Cortez, who will be the youngest member of the new Congress, has frequently used her Instagram account to communicate with supporters since she announced she was running for Congress last year, and has continued doing so since being elected earlier this month.

Recently, she has posted photos and videos from Capitol Hill and used Instagram Live while cooking dinner from her apartment. 

Ocasio-Cortez said Monday on MSNBC that she wants her Instagram to show that "anyone can serve" in government.

"I think it’s really important when we actually show people that government is a real thing, that it is something you can be a part of, it’s a process that we can transition into," she said. "It really kind of opens up the window to show that anyone can serve.”