Democrats Reportedly Trying to "Rein In" Ocasio-Cortez

Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden and ranking member Frank Pallone speak during the markup of the the American Health Care Act the Republican replacement to Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Schools Joe Lieberman Over Remarks That She’s Too ‘Controversial’
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13 January, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' congressional campaign was fined $1,500 for not having workers' compensation coverage for one month past year, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

"The employer 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 was paid", Melissa Stewart, spokeswoman for the board, said in a statement.

"This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries", she added. "It's unbelievable", said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud.

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. After her defeat of Crowley and heading into the summer, Lieberman told the New York Post that she was someone who could "hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party" rather than help it.

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Former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) also chimed in about the new congresswoman, telling FOX Business' Neil Cavuto that "with all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is".

There is a stark contrast between Ocasio-Cortez's style and freshman congressman Dan Crenshaw's (R-Texas) as both of their names have been in the media several times. "We cannot get their casework started because we cannot even get laptops in the hands of our district offices because the president has made a decision to hold the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage so that he can fulfill campaign, I don't even want to call it a promise, a campaign fantasy that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of".

Republicans quoted in local news reports were quick to complain about the apparent hypocrisy, and a Democrat agreed that the oversight did not look good. "That's a condescending word, so I'd like to take it back". "I'm a little confused why she's the thing". He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate.


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