Ocasio-Cortez’s Attacks on Democrats Have Party Scrambling for Damage Control

Nellie Chapman
January 13, 2019

But their frustration goes beyond that: Democratic leaders are upset that she railed against their new set of House rules on Twitter the first week of the new Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, didn't flinch at the comment.

It was a given that the overwhelming majority of Republicans on the Hill would balk at Ocasio-Cortez's politics and her willingness to call the President out as a racist.

Last year Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after she lamented the shuttering of a coffee shop in NY, which, it was revealed, closed its doors because of the wage hike in the state - a policy that she supports, causing 150 people to lose their jobs. "Honestly, if the Democrats had three more of her [Ocasio-Cortez], Americans would run away so fast that we'd have a power monopoly until she's Lieberman's age".

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! The 29-year-old's zealous confrontations with more senior lawmakers, which she appears to have dialed back in recent weeks, have drawn the consternation of those concerned about the potential for her to splinter the party.

"She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?" said an anonymous House Democrat in the Politico report, who said he agrees with her radical ideology.

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"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", added the Democrat.

"I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right", she told host Anderson Cooper.

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

The Democrat socialist has not responded to explain why she did not offer worker's compensation between March and April of previous year.

"I'm focused on my job", Ocasio-Cortez said.

"People are going to have to start paying their fair share of taxes", she said.

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