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Things We Saw Today: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris Invite the USWNT to D.C.

Such an upgrade from fast food at the Trump White House.

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Last week, soccer star Megan Rapinoe made headlines when asked if she would go to the White House if the USWNT won the Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe responded by saying, “Psshh, I’m not going to the f*cking White House”, which set off a social media storm that included a series of angry tweets from Donald Trump himself.

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Rapinoe isn’t the only team member who opposes Trump. Soccer star Alex Morgan said she would decline an invite in an interview with Time Magazine, where she said “I don’t stand for a lot of things the current office stands for.” Morgan continued by saying, “We don’t have to be put in this little box … There’s the narrative that’s been said hundreds of times about any sort of athlete who’s spoken out politically. ‘Stick to sports.’ We’re much more than that, O.K.?”

Teammate Ali Krieger also refused an invite, tweeting:

Now, Rapinoe and her teammates have received a much more compelling invitation to Washington, D.C. thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AOC tweeted an invite to Rapinoe inviting her and her teammates to the House of Representatives.

Rapinoe was quick to accept the invite:

Kamala Harris quickly joined by inviting the USWNT to the Senate, where she got in a dig about Trump’s preferred catering menu and received an enthusastic reply from athlete Alex Morgan:

Don’t miss the next USWNT match against rival England in the semifinals on July 2. Who else has World Cup Fever?

(via Sports Illustrated, image: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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