Fellow Dems Chastise Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Doesn’t Understand How the Place Works’

"Facts are facts America" tweeted the newly elected congresswoman. By Alexander Modiano January 09 2019 6:26 PM EST

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", he said.

If anything, Charles Lane argues in the Washington Post that Ocasio-Cortez ought to go even bigger and propose eliminating all deductions.

Some congressional Democrats are already frustrated with upstart freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tendency to butt heads with members of her own party, according to a number of lawmakers and aides.

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.

AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats' frustration with the outspoken new member of their House.

CNN has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez's spokesperson for comment.

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"In private conversations with Ocasio-Cortez over the past few months, Velázquez counseled Ocasio-Cortez against targeting her Democratic colleagues in future elections", Politico reported.

Since upsetting six-term incumbent Joe Crowley in a primary last summer and winning election to Crowley's old seat in November, Ocasio-Cortez has used her vast social-media following to chastise fellow Democrats she believes are insufficiently progressive and too beholden to the antiquated establishment. For example, during a recent "60 Minutes" interview, she explained that being "morally right" is more important than being factually accurate. But after the story published, she responding to the report on Twitter Friday, writing, "To quote Alan Moore: 'None of you understand".

"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors", she wrote in a tweet.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) said. "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".

"I'm focused on my job", Ocasio-Cortez said.

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