Monday, 22 July, 2019

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes 'Watchmen' on Twitter 'Hypocrisy At Its Finest': Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign Fined For Failing To Carry Workers' Comp Coverage
Ginger Lawrence | 13 January, 2019, 18:06

"I think with our district, we can be ambitious, so we're kind of swinging for the fences on committees", Ocasio-Cortez told in an interview after her win over Democrat Joe Crowley during the November midterm elections.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).

Just kidding, she'll keep on plugging away on the exact social and environmental reforms she has been, which will ultimately do more to save us than Joe Lieberman ever did.

Democratic leaders are mostly upset that the Bronx native railed against their new House rules on Twitter during the first week of the new Congress.

House Democrats were also annoyed that Ocasio-Cortez sought a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee - on which veteran lawmakers typically serve - with a grassroots campaign to pressure Speaker Nancy Pelosi to add her to the panel, Politico reported, adding that Ocasio-Cortez's office denied being behind the effort.

Moving on to politicians who are actually relevant today, that's not even the only great clapback AOC has delivered in the last 24 hours! "But if you look at the majority of new Democrats in the House, they tend to be, I say, center-left, if they are not left-left".

Some lawmakers are trying to convince Ocasio-Cortez to use her influence to unite Democrats, while others have warned her that she's headed for a lonely tenure in Congress if she treats her more moderate colleagues as enemies, the report said.

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Democrats and Republicans alike have accused Ocasio-Cortez of hypocrisy.

"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", the campaign operative said.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) said.

"The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

The Politico report follows criticism from high profile former members of Congress like Democrat Claire McCaskill, a former senator from Missouri.

"People are afraid of her", said one senior Democratic aide.