The Spin Factor

New Congress, Who Dis?

The freshman class of the 116th Congress is coming out strong on Twitter. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were responsible for Congress’ five most-popular tweets this week. In fact, Ocasio-Cortez’s top tweet had more than twice as many retweets as President Trump’s most-popular tweet.

The 116th Congress convened last week, with a new freshmen class and plenty of tweets. All five of the most-popular tweets this week were penned by freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

Ocasio-Cortez was responsible for four of the five top tweets, which focused heavily on rebutting the GOP. Her top tweet had 158,415 retweets, more than twice as many retweets as President Trump’s most-popular tweet of the week, which nabbed 67,641 retweets.

Another indication that the freshman class was among the most active on Twitter this week? Topics like being “sworn in” topped issues like the government shutdown and funding for a border wall.