The Best Moments From AOC's Among Us Stream
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Among Us stream on Twitch got people talking.
When congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first announced her interest in streaming Among Us "to get out the vote," she was met with a barrage of popular livestreamers and other influencers eager to play alongside her. When that stream finally went live on the evening of October 20, more than 430,000 viewers tuned in on Twitch to watch. The stream ran for 3.5 hours and featured an all-star lineup of guests, including streamers Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Harris "Hbomberguy" Brewis, Ali “Myth” Kabbani, Seán "Jacksepticeye" McLoughlin, Charles "Cr1TiKaL" White, Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang, Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo, and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. While not directly related, the stream occurred a few days before Among Us was hit with a hack that spammed Trump 2020 messages in the in-game chat.
If you weren't able to tune in, here were some of the best moments from the AOC stream, as documented by amused viewers on social media.
AOC killing Pokimane
"I can't kill Poki, she's so nice. I can't do that—okay, I think I have to do it." - AOC
AOC in Among Us: "I can't kill Poki, she's so nice. I can't do that ... okay, I think I have to do it." pic.twitter.com/RgzTaVOjvA— Mark (@tole_cover) October 21, 2020
AOC ruthlessly taking out Pokimane in the security room after a brief—very brief—moment of hesitation, and then immediately getting caught by Myth.
"It was an honor," Poki declared, after letting out a shocked scream. "It was an honor!"
AOC killing Mxmtoon
"I'm gonna pass away." - Mxmtoon
AOC got quite a few kills as the impostor and people's reactions were priceless every time. Mxmtoon, after getting put down in electrical, seemed to have trouble processing the moment:
"Is it weird we're calling you AOC?"
"No, no, you guys can call me AOC. Mike Pence can't call me AOC." - AOC
While trying to adjust audio levels, Hasanabi referred to the congresswoman as "AOC," then stopped himself to ask if that nickname was appropriate. AOC assured her crewmates it was—for them, at least.
That rig Ilhan Omar was playing on
"When you're winning." - Ilhan Omar
About an hour into the stream, Ilhan Omar's deputy comms director Isi Baehr-Breen posted a photo of the Minnesota congresswoman streaming from his monster gaming rig. Shortly after, Omar posted the PC's specs, which sent Twitter into a frenzy.
Posting specs:— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 21, 2020
Intel Core i7-10700K
Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 Super
G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe main
6TB SSD storage
Corsair iCUE H100i AIO
NZXT H510i case https://t.co/nSYcbJrgC2
Disguised Toast "marinating" AOC...
"I would not marinate a congresswoman." - Disguised Toast
"Marinating" is an impostor strategy in Among Us where the impostor manufactures a false sense of security among crewmates by sticking near another player without attacking them, tricking that player into defending them if they're ever called into question. At one point, AOC started to defend Disguised Toast, but knew better than to do so without caveats.
It turns out she was right the whole time, but as AOC said, "That's politics, right?"
"Wow @DisguisedToast really went into that last game, said with his whole heart, I would not marinate a congresswoman, and that's exactly what happened. That's politics, right?" @AOC pic.twitter.com/gPpnLmS0hL— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) October 21, 2020
...then AOC getting revenge
"It's like a Rachel Ray, like Wolfgang Puck, sous vide marinating the whole time." - AOC
If you didn't get a chance to tune in live, you can watch the full VOD of AOC's Among Us stream on her Twitch channel.
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