If you’re following the news cycle today, you’ll surely be bombarded by a swarm of hot takes about the stunning primary race that just unfolded in New York’s 14th Congressional District. How did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist, beat incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the most powerful Democrats in the House?
I’ll leave the analysis to the political press, but sometimes a simple facial expression—or in this case an animated gasp of amazement—says it all. CNN posted video footage of the exact moment Ocasio-Cortez learned of her unlikely victory as she’s being interviewed by a reporter from local news outlet, NY1.
Check out the snippet below, and never say miracles can’t happen.
This is the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, discovered she had ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district https://t.co/Q7namRbcEk pic.twitter.com/D4lzJZo1z3
— CNN (@CNN) June 27, 2018