Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) amazed viewers as she called into a twitch stream during a Donkey Kong 64-marathon gaming session on Sunday to raise money for transgender children.
British YouTube star Hbomberguy – b. Harry Brewis – would like to do this Play the entire classic 1999 Donkey Kong adventure game in a session that started on Friday to raise money for the charity Mermaids, which supports young transgender people.
AOC announced the fundraising session on Twitter – and then called it. "Thank you so much for calling," Brewis said. "How are you over there? The government is closed? "
Ocasio-Cortez said it was the" longest government shutdown in history "and that airport agents and food inspectors would not be paid. "It's a mess now, and we're doing everything we can," she said.
The player's advice: "Keep fighting, I think what you do is phenomenal."
By late Sunday, Brewis had raised $ 340,000 for the charity, including through the Congressman of New York City.
"Who knew when we woke up this morning that we were tweeted by Cher and let Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drop by?" Mermaids tweeted.
The participation of Ocasio-Cortez in the innovative fundraiser represented a radical contrast A political party Sunday. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen were attacked for teaching art lessons at a Christian school that bans all LGBTQ students, staff and families. Pence defended his wife and called criticism of her support for the school "offensive".
Lady Gaga blew up the pences on Saturday during her Enigma concert in Las Vegas. "You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian," Gaga said. "I am a Christian, and what I know about Christianity is that we are not prejudiced and everyone is welcome."