Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is defending herself against accusations that she used a "southern drawl" during a speech on Friday. She was speaking in front of Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention or NAN Con.
Social media was comparing her to Hillary Clinton when she slipped into an accent before a mostly black audience Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn't sound like she was using her normal speaking voice as she talked about her past studying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is how CNN Reported her response
"Folks talking about my voice can step right off," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter Friday night. She added, "Any kid who grew up in a distinct linguistic culture & had to learn to navigate class enviros at school/work knows what's up. My Spanish is the same way." "As much as the right wants to distort & deflect, I am from the Bronx. I act & talk like it, *especially* when I'm fired up and especially when I'm home," Ocasio-Cortez said in a separate tweet. "It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me, yet somehow asserted as false at the same time."
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