Social media buzzed with curiosity after Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar was spotted chatting with Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), otherwise known as AOC, amid the House of Representatives’ multiple ballots Tuesday to determine its speaker.
The pair had what appeared to be a lively conversation as the House geared up for its second speaker’s ballot. Gosar was censured by the House last year for posting a violent anime video depicting Ocasio-Cortez dying.
It is unclear what the two lawmakers were talking about, but a spokesperson for Gosar told Fox News Digital, “Paul was sharing with AOC that the combustion engine was actually a miracle of engineering that people take for granted today.
Twitter users were quick to joke about what the pair were discussing.
AOC + Paul Gosar? Did not have that on my 2023 bingo card. pic.twitter.com/1puvr4P12W
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 3, 2023
“Congressman Gosar and AOC are seen scheming,” journalist James Dunn wrote.