Friday, January 11 2019

Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Dems fretting over her ‘Twitter star’ status

Written by Foxnews

Rising liberal star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hitting back at fellow Democrats who reportedly are concerned about her confrontational style.

Ocasio-Cortez has taken Congress and the political world by storm ever since her upset primary win over a member of party leadership last year -- bringing a new impetus to liberal proposals like the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all.

She’s also been widely covered in the media, with a sharp focus on her Twitter account where she often calls out opponents and promotes her favorite causes.

But, according to Politico, she is drawing critics in the more established parts of the House Democratic caucus, who are reportedly mounting an operation to bring her into line -- with warnings that she will be on her own and ineffective if she keeps "sniping" inside the party tent.

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“She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?” one House Democrat told the outlet. “There’s a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress.” That sentiment was echoed by former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who said on Fox Business Network that Ocasio-Cortez should not be the future of the party.

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