The Spin Factor

Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?

Democratic lawmakers were responsible for all five of Congress’ most-retweeted tweets last week. The tweets focused on key social issues, like immigration and women's rights. But one tweet may surprise you.

Which congressional tweets nabbed the most retweets last week? Those that focused on racism, immigration, women’s rights … and A$AP Rocky.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had two of the five most-retweeted tweets over the last week. The first – and top tweet of the past week – was a retweet of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) response to President Trump’s tweet about “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe.” Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about Trump administration’s planned ICE raids also made the top five list.

Meanwhile, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) tweeted a video about the conditions of the migrant detention centers, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) noted the anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

The fifth most-retweeted Spin Factor tweet is where it gets interesting. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) tweeted his support for Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, who ran into some real “Problems” when he was detained in Sweden after an altercation.