Thursday, 17 January, 2019

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

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Melinda Barton | 14 January, 2019, 05:43

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", Lieberman said during a spot on Fox Business News.

How do you solve a problem like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate. The 29-year-old's zealous confrontations with more senior lawmakers, which she appears to have dialed back in recent weeks, have drawn the consternation of those concerned about the potential for her to splinter the party.

Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 became the youngest woman to be sworn into Congress, had the flawless millennial four-word response to the criticism: "New party, who dis?"

The freshman democratic socialist's campaign "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 it paid", Melissa Stewart, director of public information at the state's Workers Compensation Board told the New York Daily News.

'If you look at the majority of new Democrats in the House, ' he said, 'they tend to be - I say, center-left. and that is because they had to be center-left to win some of those competitive swing districts that they took from Republicans'.

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.

"Time to walk the walk", Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez followers were there to applaud the tweet, supporting the idea of Lieberman and his views being out of date with even more jabs and memes.

And she is expected to loudly advocate for Democratic primary campaigns against some of the middle-of-the-road members of her own party in Congress.

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.

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".