Newly elected Democratic-socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent her first full day in Washington, DC joining a climate-change protest outside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.
The future Congresswoman joined dozens of demonstrators at the US Capitol Tuesday demanding greater government action to fight the impacts of fossil fuels on the global environment.
“I just want to let you all know how proud I am of each and every single one of you. For putting yourselves and your bodies and everything on the line to make sure we save our planet,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Watch Cortez’ protest climate-change above.