AOC briefly takes Pelosi's spot in presiding over House; reportedly youngest woman to wield gavel
FOX NEWS - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday briefly grabbed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi'sgavel to preside over the House -- reportedly becoming the youngest woman ever to do so.
The Democrat, who represents New York's 14th Congressional District, tweeted the news.
"Every day here is a sacred privilege + responsibility entrusted to me by my community. I never forget that, and moments like these drive it home," she wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, presided over the House of Representatives for roughly an hour as part of a routine rotation of members, Reuters reported.
The congresswoman presided over "special orders," which typically consists of House members discussing their home districts after legislative business is completed.