AOC Under Fire From Her Own Party For Failing To Pay Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dues

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is catching heat from her own party.

Despite being one of the top Democrats when it comes to fundraising, she hasn’t paid her dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Isn’t this kind of typical for a socialist?

FOX News reports:

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Ocasio-Cortez says she’s a ‘proud’ Democrat, even though she won’t pay party ‘dues’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted she’s a “proud” Democrat despite protesting a Democratic Party arm and withholding $250,000 in “dues” aimed at retaining the House majority.

“I’m a Democrat, I’m proud to be on this team. I’m proud to be part of the Democratic majority,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News in an interview Friday amid criticism she should quit the party and become an independent if she won’t be a “team player.”

As evidence that she’s willing to work for the party, Ocasio-Cortez pointed to the more than $300,000 she’s raised directly for progressive Democrats, including incumbents in swing districts. That effort, she said, is for “preserving and expanding the Democratic majority.”

Fox News reported Friday that the New York Democrat has been catching heat for failing to pay her $250,000 in dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in protest of a policy that she says “blacklists” vendors for working with insurgent primary challengers, such as herself.

“I don’t see the sense in giving a quarter-million dollars to an organization that has clearly told people like me that we’re not welcome,” Ocasio-Cortez said in defending her decision.

It’s pretty ironic, isn’t it?

It sure looks that way.

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