Is This Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore All-White For Her Swearing In?



On Thursday, congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into Congress as the youngest congresswoman ever. Let that sink in for a second. Alongside her, Democratic representative Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as the House Majority Leader, once again, and reclaimed her gavel as Speaker of The House. They join 89 female Democrats that make up the new and improved House of Representatives. Let that sink in, too.Now, let\'s get to what Ocasio-Cortez wore: the Bronx native donned a white pantsuit in a not-so-subtle nod to suffragists before her — like Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress who wore white for her first day, and Geraldine Ferraro, who wore the suit during her presidential campaign (the first woman to do so), and, of course, Hillary Clinton. During her presidential run, Clinton wore the suit three times — most notably to President Donald Trump\'s inauguration.History has it that, in 1908, the Women\'s Social and Political Union selected three color

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