AOC briefly takes Pelosi's spot in presiding over House; reportedly youngest woman to wield gavel

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.

Get more updates on this story from