Ocasio-Cortez questions Trump’s wealth after presidential swipe

16 January, 2019, 22:17 | Author: Kevin Carter
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U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street, a potential setback for the financial services industry.

Progressive advocates have pushed for Democratic leaders to appoint more progressive members to high-profile House committees, per Politico.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a stunning upset over longtime Congressman Joe Crowley and now she's helping the progressive group that recruited her to find others to challenge Democratic incumbents.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez has previously called for a 70 per cent top tax rate and for the biggest banks to be broken up. "What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time". "And the Democratic Party is not going to succeed that way".

"Who cares?" Trump said of her comments, brushing off the question with a hand gesture.

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"Everybody knows someone in their life that is already an fantastic public servant", Ocasio-Cortez said in a nine-minute video released Wednesday by Justice Democrats.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter late Tuesday.

A new poll conducted by The Hill-HarrisX indicates a broad degree of support for Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to increase the upper tax bracket in the United States to 70 percent - something she claims is nothing new for America.

After Anderson Cooper called Ocasio-Cortez's 70 percent top marginal tax rate suggestion and other bold progressive proposals a "radical agenda" during the "60 Minutes" interview, the NY congresswoman responded, "If that's what radical means, call me a radical".

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