Protesters again disrupt Ocasio-Cortez town hall, NY Democrat goes along, dances to chants

The 33-year-old Democrat congresswoman is seeking a third term in her NYC-based, liberal-leaning 14th Congressional District.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Protesters twice in two weeks have crashed town hall meetings held by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with the second event resulting in the unofficial leader of House Democrats' progressive wing known as the "Squad" deciding do essentially throw up her arms and and do dance moves until the drum-backed chants quieted. 

Video of the incident Wednesday in Queens shows the two-term congresswoman sitting on the stage of a small auditorium in which the event was held doing the moves as the crowd chanted "AOC has got to go."

Still, the 33-year-old lawmaker is favored to win reelection on Nov. 8 against GOP challenger Tina Forte, considering her 14th Congressional District heavily leans Democrat and that she won in 2020 with 70% of the vote, according to the New York Post.

Ocasio-Cortez at one point during the event tried to reason with the demonstrators to get them to quiet down and engage in a conversation.

"Respectfully, ma'am, you're saying, 'Ask us why.' Y'all have been talking for 20 minutes, OK? We know why. We know why you’re mad. Let’s talk about it," she said, the newspaper also reports.

Last week, hecklers interrupted a Ocasio-Cortez's town hall event by accusing her of "voting to start a nuclear war" with Russia as a result of her support for sending U.S. military aid to Ukraine.