Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is apparently planning to go after people in her own party who aren’t sufficiently left enough for her liking. She is reportedly keeping a list of Democrats who dare to reach across the aisle and vote with Republicans.
FOX News reports:
Ocasio-Cortez warns of ‘list’ for moderate Dems who vote with Republicans: report
After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party’s progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were “putting themselves on a list.”
The legislation that prompted the infighting was a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases, the Washington Post reported. But a key provision requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified if illegal immigrants attempt to purchase guns saw 26 moderate Democrats side with Republicans.
According to the Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded her wayward center-leaning colleagues, telling them: “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision.”
But Ocasio-Cortez reportedly took it a step further. She said she would help progressive activists unseat those moderates in their districts in the 2020 elections, the report said. Her spokesman Corbin Trent told the paper that she made the “list” comment during the meeting.
“She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to ICE.
Doesn’t that seem slightly un-American?
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez has some problems of her own.
The International Business Times reports:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Slammed Amid Allegations PAC Paid Boyfriend Riley Roberts
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have some explaining to do amid new allegations that Brand New Congress PAC hired and paid her boyfriend Riley Roberts after they became a part of her campaign.
The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a conservative non-profit, filed a complaint to the Federal Elections Committee earlier this week. “It is totally legal, as a candidate, to hire family members, people you know to work for you. But they didn’t do that,” Coolidge Reagan Foundation attorney Dan Backer told the New York Post.
“Instead of paying him directly, they paid him through an intermediary — in order to obscure the fact that they paid him. The FEC should investigate and find out if that’s the case. That’s the allegation.”
She is going to find that people will play hardball with her if that’s what she really wants.