Congressional Dems ‘Exasperated’ With Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don’t Attack Your Own People’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"We just don't need sniping in our Democratic Caucus".

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. She has proposed a 70 percent tax on the wealthiest Americans to fund her New Green Deal.

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

Responding to a news story about fellow Democrats who were hoping to rein her in, Ocasio-Cortez said, "To quote Alan Moore: 'None of you understand".

In 2011, Ocasio-Cortez graduated from Boston University with a degree in economics and worldwide relations.

And one House Democrat, who shares Ocasio-Cortez's progressive ideology added: "She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?"

Velázquez told Politico that the two shared a "long, long conversation" about the dynamics of Congress and Washington, and how there shouldn't be a "litmus test" for each district, and advised Ocasio-Cortez to think twice before backing primary challenges against her colleagues.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Rep. Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.) said. "I'm a little confused why she's the thing". "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

Ocasio-Cortez, the left's version of Donald Trump when it comes to social media savvy, quickly shot back an epic burn on Twitter.

"Just as congressional Republicans constantly withhold criticism of the president out of fear he'll unleash a tweet at them, some Democrats have done the same with Ocasio-Cortez", Politico reported.

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