Ocasio-Cortez criticized after failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y and Rep. Jahana Hayes D-Conn. stand together on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3 2019

What did Ocasio-Cortez say?

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.

Meanwhile, Politico ran an article today claiming "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez", for which AOC had yet another flawless response, not just shutting down the sentiment but also solidifying her nerd cred for the foreseeable future.

Ocasio-Cortez, a first time candidate, delivered a shocking upset previous year when she ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district. 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. The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. "You're locked up in here with ME'".

This is not the first time the democratic socialist congresswoman's values has come under question. On Thursday, Lieberman, an Independent, spoke with Fox Business about the future of the Democratic party and his thoughts on the rising political star, who was sworn in last week along with a fresh crop of House Representatives. Older and wiser Democrats don't care how many Twitter followers she has or how much ink she's getting.

AOC knows that - hell, she represents that - and judging by Joe's inane comments to somebody as far right wing as Cavuto... we think Joe may have an idea that his time has always been up, too.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman reaffirmed his belief on Sunday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the future of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez also advocates for an ambitious "Green New Deal" that calls for a transition to a 100 percent renewable energy system and the complete replacement of America's power grid as a means of generating jobs and saving the natural environment.

Lieberman pointed to the many moderate Democrats who beat Republicans in purple districts in 2018.

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