Ocasio-Cortez says she wore all white to swearing-in to honor suffragette movement

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocratic strategist: Sanders seeking distance from Warren could 'backfire' These 3 women are defining the race to unseat Trump CBS to Ocasio-Cortez on Sanders support: 'As a woman of color, why back an old white guy?' MORE (D-N.Y.) said she wore all white to her swearing-in ceremony on Thursday to honor the women’s suffragette movement.

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In a tweet, the rising political star said she "wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the mothers of the movement."

“I wore all-white today to honor the women who paved the path before me, and for all the women yet to come,” the freshman lawmaker wrote on Twitter. “From suffragettes to Shirley Chisholm, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the mothers of the movement.”

 

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to a tweet that pointed out how Chisholm (D-N.Y.), the first black woman to be elected to Congress in 1968., also wore white when she was sworn in.

“Geraldine Ferraro wore all white when she accepted the VP nomination,” Twitter user Amanda Litman wrote. “Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Saagar Enjeti: Clinton remarks on Gabbard 'shows just how deep the rot in our system goes' MORE wore all white to accept the Democratic nomination in 2016. And today, @AOC is wearing all white. History!!”

Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old progressive from the Bronx, is the youngest female lawmaker elected to Congress.

She made national headlines in June after ousting longtime Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyCBS to Ocasio-Cortez on Sanders support: 'As a woman of color, why back an old white guy?' Ocasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally Ocasio-Cortez, Monica Lewinsky empathize with Meghan Markle's 'sudden prominence' MORE (D-N.Y.), a 10-term incumbent who served as the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, in a stunning victory during the Democratic primary.

Members of the GOP booed Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor on Thursday when she voted for newly-elected Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Four companies reach 0M settlement in opioid lawsuit | Deal opens door to larger settlements | House panel to consider vaping tax | Drug pricing markup tomorrow Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails Trump urges GOP to fight for him MORE (D-Calif.)

"Over 200 members voted for Nancy Pelosi today, yet the GOP only booed one: me," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas."