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

12 January, 2019, 11:08 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 2018. MUST CREDIT Bloomberg

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future, and I don't believe she is", Lieberman said on a Fox show hosted by Neil Cavuto.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Schrader said.

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, didn't flinch at the comment. "She's controversial", Lieberman continued.

'If you look at the majority of new Democrats in the House, ' he said, 'they tend to be - I say, center-left. and that is because they had to be center-left to win some of those competitive swing districts that they took from Republicans'.

Members of Congress tell Politico on and off the record that Ocasio-Cortez will have an ineffective legislative career if she continues to criticize party leadership.

Just a few weeks into the new Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is already causing heartburn among centrist Democrats who are wary of her unapologetic proposal to raise the top marginal income tax rate to 70 per cent. "We just don't need sniping in our Democratic Caucus".

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Some House Democrats have been unhappy with progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's resistance to falling in line with her fellow party members, particularly her threats to support primary challenges against incumbents, Politico reported Friday.

Politico noted that Ocasio-Cortez's star power includes being better known by millions of Americans than longtime House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis.

In a comparison that Ocasio-Cortez would surely hate, politicos have pointed out that the NY rep. has "Trumpian" tendencies.

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

Senator Joe Lieberman campaigns for vice president during a rally at California State University at Fresno in 2000.

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