Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMan who threatened to kill Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi pleads guilty to federal charges These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Missouri House Democrat becomes latest to test positive for COVID-19 MORE (D-N.Y.) seems to have taken some age-old advice: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
The House freshman posted the "breaking news" about her newest furry family member on Instagram on Monday, telling the camera, "So we just did something big!"
The mocha-colored pup, which appears to be a French bulldog, doesn't have a name yet. But Ocasio-Cortez, who's soliciting suggestions for her canine companion's moniker, says she's "thinking something Star Trek related or Bronx/Queens/NYC/social good related."
Her office didn't get back to ITK about details of the lawmaker's four-legged friend, including where and when she got him.
Ocasio-Cortez, 30, hinted last year on Instagram about a possible tail-wagging addition.
"I’ve been wanting a doggo so bad,” she said at the time. “We’re allowed to have them in our congressional offices, and so many members/staffers bring them.”
Ocasio-Cortez said in April that a dog would offer her some emotional support while she's on Capitol Hill.
“I think a doggo would provide lot of emotional benefits because work is very stressful sometimes (let’s be real, most times) and I think the comfort a doggo provides would help even things out because they are so loving!” she told her more than 4 million followers.