Sunday, 24 March, 2019

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez  and Rep. Ilhan Omar  join their fellow House Democratic women for a portrait in front of the U.S. Capitol Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes 'Watchmen' on Twitter
Priscilla Morrison | 13 January, 2019, 18:08

The campaign of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a champion of progressive policies and supposed advocate of the working class, has been fined for not carrying workers' compensation coverage during a period of the campaign past year.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tapped into the nerd fanbase motherlode Friday when she quoted Watchmen author Alan Moore. In addition to working with the Marijuana Policy Project, Riffle has also worked as communications director former Rep. Keith Ellison and a legislative aide to former Rep. John Conyers. But others believe Ocasio-Cortez is tweeting her way to an ineffectual career if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy. She's repeatedly stated her support for legalization and advocated to fix the harms caused by the War on Drugs.

Ocasio-Cortez was denied a seat on the influential Ways and Means committee this week despite a public pressure campaign launched by progressive advocacy groups. "But it's a good example of what I'm talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman", she told CNN in December.

Democratic leaders were also frustrated that Ocasio-Cortez criticized their new set of House rules on Twitter in the first week of the new Congress, Politico reported.

"There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress", the source said.

One day, all of these rightwing pundits and centrist politicians are going to look up and shout, "save us", and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will look down and whisper "no".

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Additionally, Ocasio-Cortez accused: President Trump "he has a proven track record of discrimination against anybody who's really non-white in the United States" predating his 2016 election to the White House.

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

"And from a values based perspective to tax those, you know, who earn $10 million a year, I think it's exactly what we should be doing".

Her appointment would be a victory for progressives fighting to curb Wall Street's clout in Washington and inside the Democratic Party itself, Politico reported.

According to the Daily News, her spokesman had "nothing to add".

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