Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2019

Technically, it's the same political party, but a newer swath of lawmakers are filling seats in the Capitol, including Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman already making ripples in her first week. The former vice-presidential nominee, who retired in 2013 after being a US Senator for 24 years, insisted that the Democrats will only be losing public support if they adopt, what he called, her "left-left" views as their own. After her defeat of Crowley and heading into the summer, Lieberman told the New York Post that she was someone who could "hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party" rather than help it. "And the Democratic Party is not going to succeed that way".

Through her staff, Ocasio-Cortez declined to comment to Politico.

Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of several newly-elected Democrats who hopes to bring a radical leftist streak to the somewhat moderate Democratic establishment.


Strikingly, the scene from the comic book series from which the quote is taken occurs in a prison cafeteria-a potentially provocative, though perhaps fluid, metaphor for what Congress has become to many lawmakers.

They both unseated a fellow Democrat and share Puerto Rican roots.

"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", added the Democrat. "She doesn't understand how the place works yet".

However, Ocasio-Cortez still remains significantly behind Trump's Twitter influence, which includes 39.8 million interactions.


However, the team was not acceptable for one new member of the House of Representatives.

"I think she needs to give herself an opportunity to know her colleagues and to give herself a sense of the chemistry of the body before passing judgment on anyone or anything", Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) said.

She says the fine, first reported by the New York Daily News, has been paid.

Ocasio-Cortez, a Bronx-born 29-year-old of Puerto Rican descent, is the youngest congresswoman ever, and Washington veterans say they can not recall a similar congressional debut. "People want to see results".


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