AOC skipped in-person votes in Congress because of growing omicron spread but vacationed in Miami

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It has been too dangerous for Sandy Cortez, aka AOC, to attend her sessions in Congress since December 14th, but now, the New York City socialist is spending her New Year’s vacation in Florida.

In a letter sent to Cheryl L. Johnson, clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives on December 14th, Cortez said she would not be voting in person in Congress due to the growing spread of COVID-19.

“Pursuant to House Resolution 8, I write to notify you of the designation of a new proxy to cast my vote,” Cortez wrote in the letter. “I continue to be unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency and hereby grant the authority to cast my vote by proxy to the Honorable Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL) who has agreed to serve as my proxy. I understand this revokes the prior grant of my proxy to the Honorable Cori Bush (MO), previously authorized on December 14, 2021.”

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Instead, Cortez sought out her safe space in Miami, Florida to spend the holidays while constituents in her home state battled a raging COVID-19 outbreak.

Cortez has been critical of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his state’s lack of COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates, but chose to spend her holiday in that state, despite her growing fear of the omicron virus and pandemic that has kept her out of Washington, D.C. since December 14th.