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Ironic: Ocasio-Cortez Advocates For Worker Protections...Unless They're On Her Payroll

Ironic: Ocasio-Cortez Advocates For Worker Protections...Unless They're On Her Payroll

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. Also pictured is Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., right.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", Cleaver advised.

The Democrat socialist has not responded to explain why she did not offer worker's compensation between March and April of past year.

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Conn.) said that Ocasio-Cortez just doesn't understand how the Democratic Party works. She has proposed a 70 percent tax on the wealthiest Americans to fund her New Green Deal. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) added, "I think she needs to give herself an opportunity to know her colleagues and to give herself a sense of the chemistry of the body before passing judgment on anyone or anything".

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What is she - activist or lawmaker?

Other Democratic lawmakers who spoke to Politico reported concerns that the newly minted congresswoman was attempting to push out the party's old blood and more seasoned lawmakers.

"Just as congressional Republicans constantly withhold criticism of the president out of fear he'll unleash a tweet at them, some Democrats have done the same with Ocasio-Cortez", Politico reported.

Lieberman went on Fox Business of all networks to tell host Neil Cavuto that he hopes she's not the future of the Democratic Party. 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.

However, Ocasio-Cortez has seen an explosion in popularity, thanks especially to Facebook and Twitter, neither of which existed when Lieberman ran for vice president in 2000.