Ocasio-Cortez’s Attacks on Democrats Have Party Scrambling for Damage Control

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded on Twitter Thursday evening to former CT senator and 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman who told Fox Business that he hoped the young congresswoman was not the "future of the party".

Democratic leaders were also frustrated that Ocasio-Cortez criticized their new set of House rules on Twitter in the first week of the new Congress, Politico reported.

When she made a play this month for a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, a senior Democrat told Politico that '[i] t totally pissed off everyone.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said.

Just kidding, she'll keep on plugging away on the exact social and environmental reforms she has been, which will ultimately do more to save us than Joe Lieberman ever did.

Lawmakers have been quietly criticizing the NY newcomer and are hoping to rein in her criticism of those in her own party, Politico reported, citing almost 20 lawmakers and aides.

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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 are trying to convince Ocasio-Cortez to use her influence to unite Democrats, while others have warned her that she's headed for a lonely tenure in Congress if she treats her more moderate colleagues as enemies, the report said.

Joe Lieberman once hoped to represent the future of the Democratic Party.

According to the Daily News, her spokesman had "nothing to add".

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. "But it's a good example of what I'm talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman", she told CNN in December.

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