Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “Tackled” by Constituent’s Dog


Attacked…with kisses!!! In the clip, you can see New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sitting on the street when she is playfully tackled by an enthusiastic dog. Best conference call interruption we’ve ever seen.

“Snuggle ambush in the Bronx while I was on a conference call,” Cortez writes.

As usual, the comments provided good fun:

“Pawlitics as usual,” someone writes. “That pun was ruff,” another responds.


The video was shot when Cortez was still a congressional candidate, but went viral on National Love Your Pet Day on February 20th. There’s your feel good story of the day! Hope you get ambushed with kisses today too.


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Steph Wasser

Steph has lived in NYC for 7 years, and knows all the best neighborhoods for dog watching. Currently, she's a mom to 15 plants and one sweet dog. She firmly believes there is nothing better in life than a wet snout.

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