While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be our favorite socialist and the gift that keeps on giving for the GOP, Democrats are not as excited by her antics.
The Federalist Papers reports:
They say a picture can be worth a thousand words and the cartoon above shows EXACTLY why Democrats leaders are in a tizzy over their new “it” girl.
Democrats are panicked because Ocasio-Cortez is taking the spotlight away from them and putting a far-left face on their party.
The Democrat Party Just Gave Ocasio-Cortez a Smackdown by Carmine Sabia
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not making a lot of friends in the Democrat Party.
And neither is her friend Rep. Rashida Tlaib, famous for saying “impeach that m****rf***er” of President Donald Trump.
That could by why their own party gave them a smack in the face by not giving them any important positions on any committees, Fox News reported.
House Democratic leaders this week passed over New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and other new progressive firebrands for memberships on powerful committees, despite a viral campaign by liberal activists.
Although it is historically rare for freshmen members of Congress to obtain sought-after seats on top committees, progressive groups said they saw the news as a setback, as they hope to enact sweeping environmental and economic reforms in the coming years. The Steering and Policy Committee, chaired by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, formally assigns members to committees.
The new Democrats have arrived with more than a little fanfare. Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old self-described Democratic socialist, has repeatedly come up short in her efforts to tangle with senior Democrats in her first days in office — even as her social media following and positive media coverage remain virtually unmatched.
As for Tlaib, 42, she apologized earlier this week for causing a “distraction” by calling President Trump a “motherf—er” and promising to impeach him.
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, announced this week that 10 new returing Democrats had been selected to join the panel, including five members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus: Reps. Dwight Evans, Don Beyer, Gwen Moore, Jimmy Panetta and Steven Horsford.
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