Ocasio-Cortez May Take On Wall Street in New Senate Committee

Lester Mason
January 14, 2019

Interestingly, the progressive congresswoman bemoaned in August the closing of a restaurant where she was previously employed, however, the restaurant cited an Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed policy for its closure.

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.

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.

"I think with our district, we can be ambitious, so we're kind of swinging for the fences on committees", Ocasio-Cortez told Hill.tv in an interview after her win over Democrat Joe Crowley during the November midterm elections.


Joe Lieberman doubled down on his suggestion that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the future of the Democratic Party. He frequently voted along Republican ideology lines, and post-retirement from the Senate, served as head counsel for the white collar criminal defense and investigations practice at a law firm that did extensive work for Donald Trump and then later failed to mention that as a conflict of interest when necessary. 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. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. Older and wiser Democrats don't care how many Twitter followers she has or how much ink she's getting.

Veteran Democratic members suspected Ocasio-Cortez was behind a siable online campaign to convince Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give her the plum appointment.

Reacting to Lieberman's comments, the 29-year-old lawmaker tweeted: "New party, who dis?" "We will be one of them".

Although she often has come under scrutiny for failing to consider the cost of her promises, Ocasio-Cortez nonetheless has prided herself on her generosity.

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