GOP Rep: ‘I Aspire To Be The Conservative AOC…But I Can’t Dance For Sh*t’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Member elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talks to fellow members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Member elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talks to fellow members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Under the cloud of a partial federal government shutdown, Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reclaimed her former title as speaker and her fellow Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the second time in eight years.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 30, 2019 10:53 a.m.

Though they may despise her policies, some conservatives admit—privately and publicly — that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has enviable political savvy.

According to Politico, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), an ardent Trump acolyte, is one of them.

“I aspire to be the conservative AOC,” Gaetz said, but he admitted there’s at least one obstacle in the way of his ambitions: “I can’t dance for shit.”

Gaetz was referring to the video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing from her college days that the right pounced on to try to make her look silly, but which was widely considered funny and likable.

Per Politico, Steve Bannon and Ann Coulter are also unlikely admirers of Ocasio-Cortez.

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