When Democrats retook the House of Representatives last year, one of their immediate political celebrities became New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez has since been hailed as the rising star and new face of the Democratic Party.
But what fellow D.C. Democrats are saying about her will leave you stunned.
It’s no secret that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a popular figure in the Democrat Party.
With a social media following in the millions, and with her appeal among the party’s socialist wing, Ocasio-Cortez is set to become the new face of the Democratic Party.
Or so her supporters think.
After about a month in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is racking up enemies.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is under fire from her Democratic colleagues in the Senate over her far-left policies and social media antics, with some calling the self-avowed Democratic-socialist “the flavor of the month” and her positions “crazy.”
Ocasio-Cortez is being hammered by all sorts of fellow Democrats in D.C., from western Senators to midwestern members of Congress.
Her penchant for attacking fellow Democrats and humiliating them with mobs of protestors outside their offices, as Ocasio-Cortez did with Speaker Nancy Pelosi shortly before taking office, has led to ridicule among her fellow members in Congress.
“I’m sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there’s almost an outstanding rule: Don’t attack your own people,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) told Politico. “We just don’t need sniping in our Democratic Caucus.”
Her views are also under fire by fellow Democrats, many of whom represent swing states or are at risk of losing re-election in 2020.
“Her views don’t represent a lot of my constituents,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said of Ocasio-Cortez to The Hill.
“I think it skews what’s really there for the Democratic Party,” remarked Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), who is perhaps the most vulnerable Senator from either party to be up on the ballot in 2020.
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) tore Ocasio-Cortez to shreds as well, calling the freshman Congresswoman the newest “flavor of the month.” Tester barely won re-election last year in a hotly contested Senate race in Montana.
“My guess is she’ll come, she’ll go. It’s the way the system works,” remarked Senator Tester.
Joe Lieberman, who served as a Senator for Connecticut for nearly 25 years and also became Al Gore’s Vice Presidential running mate in the 2000 presidential election, gave perhaps the most stunning rebuke of Ocasio-Cortez.
“With all respect, I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is,” Lieberman told Fox Business Network last Thursday.
“If you look at the majority of new Democrats in the house, they tend to be, I say, center-left, if they are not left-left,” Lieberman added. “And that is because they had to be center-left to win some of those competitive swing districts that they took from Republicans. So that’s the hope.”
Ocasio-Cortez may have adoring fans on social media, but she has few friends and allies in Congress.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.
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