Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Schools Joe Lieberman Over Remarks That She’s Too ‘Controversial’

13 January, 2019, 01:00 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Rush Limbaugh complains Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is too ‘uppity’ for Congress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' congressional campaign was fined $1,500 for not having workers' compensation coverage for one month previous year, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

"The employer did not have the required workers' compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid", state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart told the New York Daily News, adding that the coverage is "vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries".

The failure to provide workers' compensation coverage lasted one month, as noted by Stewart, but that was enough for fellow Democrats to voice concern over the report and critics of the young rep to highlight the lack of coverage as evidence of "hypocrisy".

Politico reported on the effort to rein in Ocasio-Cortez, described by some 20 Democrat lawmakers and aides as "part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans".

"Washington is a political animal where a lot of the work that you want to accomplish depends on relationships within the Democratic Caucus", Velázquez said. "It's unbelievable", Proud said.

Through her staff, Ocasio-Cortez declined to comment to Politico.


Ocasio-Cortez followers were there to applaud the tweet, supporting the idea of Lieberman and his views being out of date with even more jabs and memes.

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's surprise primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party".

When asked by Anderson Cooper on CBS's 60 Minutes, whether Trump "is a racist", she responded: "Yeah, yeah no question".

So no, I don't think Lieberman exactly has his finger on the pulse of the Democratic Party but it's cute that Fox is letting him play.

The freshman representative was sure to deny that such a sentiment is comparable to the president at all.

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