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

This paragraph explains perfectly why everyone in Washington is so afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Asked if some of her policy proposals are unrealistic, Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, told Cooper, "What's unrealistic is what we're living in right now", she said. She's repeatedly stated her support for legalization and advocated to fix the harms caused by the War on Drugs.

While some of Ocasio-Cortez's colleagues may have been stumped by the pop culture reference, Twitter users went bonkers.

Meanwhile, Jessica Proud, spokeswoman for the New York State GOP, said: "Hypocrisy at its finest".

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. "There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress".

Ocasio-Cortez followers were there to applaud the tweet, supporting the idea of Lieberman and his views being out of date with even more jabs and memes.

"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.

"But once you get to, like, the tippy-tops - on your 10 millionth dollar - sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent", Ocasio-Cortez said.

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

Her campaign failed to carry comp on its employees for a month, resulting in a fine by the state Workers' Compensation Board, according to several news reports.

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

AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats' frustration with the outspoken new member of their House.

"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.

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