Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez livestreamed on Instagram her panicked reaction to a tornado warning in Washington DC on Thursday afternoon.
The Bronx Democrat shared video of a downpour shot from her House office in Capitol Hill.
“Guys, they just issued a tornado watch in D.C.,” she says in the video.
She then pans over and shows the rain and a few people who were caught in the deluge.
“Oh no, there’s people stuck outside. We need to get them out,” she said in the livestream.
The video then shows alarms going off in the House building.
She also used the powerful storm to bring attention to climate change, the cause she’s focused on the most during her freshman year in congress.
“The climate crisis is real y’all … guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country,” she wrote in her Instagram story.
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