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 enormous social-media following to chastise fellow Democrats she believes are insufficiently progressive and too beholden to the antiquated establishment.
Just kidding, she'll keep on plugging away on the exact social and environmental reforms she has been, which will ultimately do more to save us than Joe Lieberman ever did.
According to Politico, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said, "I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people".
Some Ways and Means Committee Democrats said that the focus should be on holding hearings looking at the tax code following the enactment of Trump's tax law, rather than pursuing Ocasio-Cortez's idea.
Last week, a conservative activist released an old video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college, apparently in an homage to the '80s classic The Breakfast Club, in an effort to humiliate the newly-sworn-in Congresswoman.
CNN has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez's spokesperson for comment. They believe the movement behind Ocasio-Cortez to try and help elevate her to a top committee post is undeserved. The former vice-presidential nominee, who retired in 2013 after being a US Senator for 24 years, insisted that the Democrats will only be losing public support if they adopt, what he called, her "left-left" views as their own.
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"Time to walk the walk", Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
"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.
"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", the campaign operative said.
"It's not a great look", one Democratic campaign veteran told the Daily News.
"I don't know enough about her to be able to determine if she's going to be a good member or what", said Rep.
"People are afraid of her", said one senior Democratic aide.