Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Marijuana Policy Expert as an Advisor

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left and D-N.Y. Rep. Ilhan Omar D-Minn. center walk down the House steps Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left and D-N.Y. Rep. Ilhan Omar D-Minn. center walk down the House steps
Nellie Chapman | 13 January, 2019, 18:09

Meanwhile, Politico ran an article today claiming "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez", for which AOC had yet another flawless response, not just shutting down the sentiment but also solidifying her nerd cred for the foreseeable future. In addition to working with the Marijuana Policy Project, Riffle has also worked as communications director former Rep. Keith Ellison and a legislative aide to former Rep. John Conyers.

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. She's repeatedly stated her support for legalization and advocated to fix the harms caused by the War on Drugs.

Yet, according to Walsh, the one that looks bad in the article is the Dems taking swipes at Ocasio-Cortez.

The Politico report said some Democrats compare Ocasio-Cortez' prolific use of Twitter to President Trump's regular posts on social media.

Recently Ocasio-Cortez told Politico that she wasn't interested in backing progressive candidates against incumbent Democrats, insisting that she's "focused on my job".

"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", added the Democrat.

"I don't know enough about her to be able to determine if she's going to be a good member or what", said Rep.

Ocasio-Cortez shared with her more than 2 million Twitter followers that she'd vote against a Democratic rules package.

"There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress", the source said.

"The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

"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.

Now, Democratic members of Congress are saying they're done with her "sniping" at their own party and aren't sure if her career in Congress will go too well if she keeps up the criticism.