Ocasio-Cortez Speech Breaks C-SPAN Record

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made C-SPAN history on Wednesday during her first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Ocasio-Cortez addressed her colleagues on Capitol Hill for nearly four minutes, talking about one of her constituents in the Bronx — an air traffic controller who recently missed his first paycheck due to the partial government shutdown.

According to Howard Mortman, communication director for the public cable network, said that at 1.16 million views in just over 12 hours, Ocasio-Cortez’s address became the “most-viewed” video of a House member’s remarks ever tweeted by the channel.