Fellow Dems Chastise Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Doesn’t Understand How the Place Works’

Pauline Gross
January 14, 2019

Last year, Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after lamenting the shuttering of a coffee shop in NY, even though it closed its doors thanks to the wage hike in the state - a policy that she supports. 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.

"She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?" one House Democrat who agrees with Ocasio Cortez's ideology told Politico.

But he's the president - she's a new member of Congress who shot out of a cannon following the midterm elections.

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

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

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

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.

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"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.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", said Representative Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.).

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

Democrats are insane to be criticizing this woman".

Around 150 people lost their jobs as a result of the closure of the coffee shop.

However, Ocasio-Cortez has seen an explosion in popularity, thanks especially to Facebook and Twitter, neither of which existed when Lieberman ran for vice president in 2000.

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