AOC joins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' as judge: 'I pledge allegiance to the drag'

Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is expanding her empire beyond the halls of Congress: She's entering the catty, glamorous world of drag ... as a judge, though, not as a queen, for the 12th season of "RuPaul's Drag Race."

"This was absolutely, 100% a peak experience. I am SO excited for the new season. Thank you @RuPaulsDragRace for having me!" she tweeted Thursday. 

The new season kicks off Feb. 28 on VH1. 

"Join the Ruvolution!" Ocasio-Cortez said a video posted by the show on Thursday. "I'm Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and I pledge allegiance to the drag."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served as a guest judge in 2018.