Ocasio-Cortez meets Sasha Velour following DC performance
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments | Energy Dept. exempts quick dishwashers from existing efficiency standards | Ocasio-Cortez says having Green New Deal would have helped handle COVID-19 pandemic Ocasio-Cortez says Biden vote can be 'tactical' effort to support marginalized communities MORE (D-N.Y.) was left gushing over drag queen Sasha Velour on Monday night, calling a Washington, D.C., performance from the "RuPaul’s Drag Race" alum "incredible" and "amazing."

A video posted by Velour — who describes herself as a "gender-fluid drag queen and visual artist" — shows Ocasio-Cortez heaping praise on the reality show star after the “Smoke and Mirrors” performance.


"I thought it was amazing! It was incredible. It was fabulous," Ocasio-Cortez, 30, exclaimed.

"I'm like that Lady Gaga moment where she's like 'stunning, amazing, impeccable, genius,'" the lawmaker quipped.

Velour — who's currently touring her "blend of drag, visual art, and magic" show around the country — won the ninth season of "Drag Race." 

Ocasio-Cortez is an enthusiastic admirer of the VH1 series.

In September, the House freshman agreed to a "glam session" with another former contestant, Shuga Cain, after Ocasio-Cortez had posted on Instagram that she struggling while "trying to practice [her] glow up skills."

Ocasio-Cortez said earlier this year that being a guest on the drag competition series would be her "dream."

"I'm just so thankful that we have a community that can celebrate each other and just find joy in each other and beauty in each other and uplift each other," she said during a live Instagram post, calling "Drag Race" one of "the most amazing things ever."

The high-profile congresswoman wouldn't be the first lawmaker to be featured on the show. Last year, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight On The Money: Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight | Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight MORE (D-Calif.) paid a visit to the "Werk Room" on an episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."

Pelosi, 79, said in an interview after her appearance that politicians could learn authenticity from drag queens.

“This idea of people believing in themselves, being themselves, taking pride in themselves, is not just a lesson for politicians but for everyone in the country," she told The Hollywood Reporter.