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.