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.
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, didn't flinch at the comment.
Meanwhile, Politico ran an article today claiming "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez", for which AOC had yet another flawless response, not just shutting down the sentiment but also solidifying her nerd cred for the foreseeable future.
Joe Lieberman once hoped to represent the future of the Democratic Party.
"She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?" one House Democrat who agrees with Ocasio Cortez's ideology told Politico. 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.
"If you look at the majority of new Democrats in the House, they tend to be, I say, center-left, if they are not left-left".
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Ocasio-Cortez, a first time candidate, delivered a shocking upset previous year when she ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district.
According to the Daily News, her spokesman had "nothing to add". "She doesn't understand how the place works yet". The former bartender, who joined a climate-change protest in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during her freshman congressional orientation, also demanded the creation of a specific committee to further the implementation of a so-called "green new deal", but was refused that as well.
"There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress", the source said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign was fined by the state of NY for not having required workers' compensation for a month past year, according to the NY state Workers' Compensation Board.
Ocasio-Cortez was the subject of a January 6 "60 Minutes" segment on the bartender turned congresswoman who wants to challenge the way Washington works.