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:
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?
AOC is under fire from the DCCC for not paying her dues to help the party win elections in November.
She owes $250,000
Fellow Democrats are now calling her a “deadbeat.”
Priceless… Could not make this stuff up!
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) January 10, 2020
Socialist hoping someone else pays her dues. https://t.co/TM8PXwInud
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) January 10, 2020
AOC = deadbeat socialist
— forestmayfair (@forestmayfair) January 10, 2020
It sure looks that way.