Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may think she’s leading the Democratic Party, but several of her female colleagues don’t see it that way at all.
Five freshman Democratic women in the House have made it clear that Ocasio-Cortez is not running the party and didn’t have to win a tough election like they did last November.
Here’s more from Roll Call:
At an event to tout their formation of a joint fundraising committee to tap each other’s donors (and hopefully bring in more), the five, all with military or intelligence backgrounds, never mentioned New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by name.
But the message from Reps. Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania was clear: Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t represent them, and she’s not the one who’s going to help Democrats maintain their majority.
“There’s been an overwhelming focus on a small number of members in our caucus who did not flip seats, who did not help win the House, who are doing what is right for their districts, but who don’t represent our districts, or at least my district,” Slotkin said at a Friday breakfast with a small group of reporters.
All five flipped seats previously held by Republicans last fall, helping Democrats retake the House. Now they’re banding together to help each other fundraise to hold on to those seats in 2020.
The Democratic women are absolutely correct.
Ocasio-Cortez defeated her primary opponent, Rep. Joe Crowley, last November in the Bronx, one of the most liberal districts in America.
AOC’s district is so liberal that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that “a glass of water” with a D by it’s name could have won it.
While the media loves Ocasio-Cortez and often portrays her as the leader of the Democratic Party, she has a long history of making mind-boggling comments.
Here are just a few examples of the ridiculous things she has said and done in the past month:
–Ocasio-Cortez pushed a ridiculous doomsday scenario and argued that “we will have blood on our hands” if climate change is not addressed immediately.
–The New York lawmaker said Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar has done more for 9/11 families than Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost his eye in combat while serving in the Middle East.
–Ocasio-Cortez got busted using a fake southern accent during a speech to “appeal” to her audience at the National Action Network’s convention.
–Ocasio-Cortez freaked out over studies showing that her socialist Green New Deal would cost around $93 trillion over the next decade.
–She lashed out after America’s largest organized labor group said her Green New Deal could lead to the end of humanity.
She’s only been a member of Congress for four months.