Things that you and I consider virtuous can be used as evidence of moral failing by those who believe differently.
It's true that AOC danced in a video for her college a few years ago. To you and I that's a big ol nothing-berder. To those who believe differently, it might as well be a sex tape as far as scandal potential.
That's the point I'm trying to make.
If she proves to be a two-faced evil sack of shit, we are better off knowing that so a better leader can take her place.