Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) faced backlash late on Thursday night after she was reportedly caught in Miami Beach as New York City was decimated by a record number of coronavirus cases.
National Review reported that, according to photographs obtained by the publication, Ocasio-Cortez was “seated outside Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach Thursday afternoon, raising a cocktail in one hand and checking her phone in another.”
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“New York smashed its single-day COVID case record for the second straight day Thursday, reporting at least 74,207 new positives as the omicron surge stretches hospitals further,” NBC New York reported. “Meanwhile, hospitalizations continue to climb. ”