Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will tell you what she wants, what she really, really wants ― and that’s the end of the partial government shutdown.
The freshman US lawmaker made Spice Girls-themed gags on Twitter early Friday as she continued campaigning for the full reopening of the US government, which she also demanded in her debut speech on the House floor.
She likened this photo of herself, Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) to “a Spice Girls album cover.”
Hill responded by reimagining the lyrics from the Spice Girls’ 1996 hit “Wannabe.”
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted back a line from the song:
Their exchange inspired others online to spice up their tweets in similar ways:
Album title: Girls Get it Done
— JonBenoit 🌊🎶🍄🎸🌊 (@jonben65) January 18, 2019
If you wanna be the senate majority leader, you gotta reopen the government. This shutdown can’t last forever, the special counsel’s investigation will soon end.
— Will Nu’utupu Giles (@YouWillwill) January 18, 2019
Education Spice, Fiscal Spice, Health Spice, Social Spice
— Jenni “Has A Lot of Opinions” Polodna (@horsewizrd) January 18, 2019
It’s nice to see less salt in the spice rack.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) January 18, 2019
Relive the “Wannabe” music video here: