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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 2018. MUST CREDIT Bloomberg

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 2018. MUST CREDIT Bloomberg

(Washington Examiner) Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign was fined $1,500 by NY for failing to provide workers' compensation coverage for a month in early 2018.

"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", Melissa Stewart, spokeswoman for the board, said in a statement.

Stewart says the coverage is "vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries".

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.

Technically, it's the same political party, but a newer swath of lawmakers are filling seats in the Capitol, including Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman already making ripples in her first week.

Responding to a news story about fellow Democrats who were hoping to rein her in, Ocasio-Cortez said, "To quote Alan Moore: 'None of you understand". Her rise to stardom from New York City bartender to a congresswoman started when she unseated Democrat incumbent Joseph Crowley in a primary and then went on to win the seat during the midterms. I cannot even get laptops to my caseworkers in the Bronx and Queens so they can process the needs of our constituents.

"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. But it's- it's not the same thing as- as the President lying about immigrants. She has proposed a 70 percent tax on the wealthiest Americans to fund her New Green Deal.

"In private conversations with Ocasio-Cortez over the past few months, Velázquez counseled Ocasio-Cortez against targeting her Democratic colleagues in future elections", Politico reported.

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