Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Ocasio-Cortez criticized after failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage

Ocasio-Cortez criticized after failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage

"But 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".

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", Lieberman said Thursday on Fox Business Network.

Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 became the youngest woman to be sworn into Congress, had the ideal millennial four-word response to the criticism: "New party, who dis?"

How do you solve a problem like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Reacting to Lieberman's comments, the 29-year-old lawmaker tweeted: "New party, who dis?" He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate.

In the two months since her election, Ocasio-Cortez has had the uncanny ability for a first-term member of Congress to push the debate inside the Democratic Party sharply to the left, forcing party leaders and 2020 presidential candidates to grapple with issues that some might otherwise prefer to avoid.

Although she often has come under scrutiny for failing to consider the cost of her promises, Ocasio-Cortez nonetheless has prided herself on her generosity.

Lieberman pointed to the many moderate Democrats who beat Republicans in purple districts in 2018.

Lieberman added in the interview the Democrats will lose voters in the long term if Ocasio-Cortez's ideas are endorsed.

Some House Democrats have been unhappy with progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's resistance to falling in line with her fellow party members, particularly her threats to support primary challenges against incumbents, Politico reported Friday. 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. "We will be one of them".

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