Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed her Congressional orientation meeting this week; blasting the briefing for having no “labor leaders,” activists, and “frontline community leaders.”
Cortez critiqued her initial meetings on social media Thursday, writing “Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a ‘Bipartisan’ orientation w/ briefings on issues. Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers’ views as they prepare to legislate.”
“Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where‘s labor? Activists? Frontline community leaders?” she asked.
Our “bipartisan” Congressional orientation is cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that this wasn’t told to us in advance.
Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where‘s labor? Activists?Frontline community leaders?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 6, 2018
The future Congresswoman raised eyebrows throughout Washington this week during a climate change panel with Sen. Bernie Sanders; bizarrely suggesting “renewable energy” will lead to “economic and racial justice” across the United States.
CORTEZ CONFUSION: Cortez Cites PARKS, ‘Eating Sandwiches’ as 'Examples of Socialism'
Liberal superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left American voters scratching their heads this week; bizarrely citing National Parks and eating breakfast sandwiches as examples of Democratic Socialism.
Cortez posted the strange comments on social media after returning from a “few days off” spent at Acadia National Park; citing the nature preserve and “supporting worker-owned businesses” as American “examples of Democratic Socialism.”
Back home after a lovely few days off enjoying US examples of Democratic Socialism, like:
– Acadia National Park
– Café Co-ops (Def Top 5 best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had 🍳)
– Supporting worker-owned businesses
– Bonus: Spotted a @PPact helping people, per usual✌🏽💜 pic.twitter.com/xmiYXutfpS
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2018
Cortez’ comments come just days after she came under fire for banning press and journalists from a series of town hall events; adding the speaking engagements were considered “sanctuary spaces.”
CORTEZ CONFUSION: Cortez Says Government Will ‘JUST PAY FOR’ Free Healthcare, College
Socialist superstar and potential Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left economists and legislators scratching their heads this week; bizarrely saying the federal government will “just pay for it” regarding universal healthcare and free college.
Cortez was speaking with Jorge Ramos when he pressed the left-wing politician over whether she planned to raise taxes to pay for her ‘Medicare for All’ program, with initial estimates saying the entitlement would likely cost a whopping $32 trillion over ten years.
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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2018
“People often say, like, how are you going to pay for it and I find the question so puzzling because ‘How do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent?’ You just pay for it,” she said. “We’re paying more now.”