Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a member of Congress for only 15 days, but she already has some of the most veteran House Democrats chasing her heels and taking notes.
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“She’s really good at Twitter and she’s gonna teach me,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., emerging from a jam-packed Twitter training session Thursday morning hosted by Ocasio-Cortez.
“Between [former Rep.] John Dingell and AOC, I’m going to get good at Twitter,” she said.
Class was in session this morning! I was thrilled to offer some insights on Twitter and social media to my. colleagues this morning.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 17, 2019
Now Majority @WhipClyburn is teaching me what all the bells mean in the Capitol ?? https://t.co/pEGVZqqn2g
“AOC,” as the freshmen Democratic phenom from New York is known, has 2.44 million followers on Twitter. Rep. Dingell has nearly 37,000; her husband, John, has more than 251,000.
Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman in Congress, has electrified progressives with her social media engagement, unabashed about picking a fight, pushing back at critics and giving followers an inside look at her personal life.
“The top tip, I think, is really to be yourself and to really write your own tweets so that people know it’s you talking,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC News after emerging from class.
ABC News was the only news organization to visit the Ocasio-Cortez Twitter boot camp in the bowels of the U.S. Capitol.
Here is a selection of the advice AOC gave to her peers:
ABC News' Beatrice Peterson contributed reporting.