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House Democrats Rip Liberal Darling Ocasio-Cortez

“Meteors fizz out,” one Democrat said, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s rise to prominence in the Democratic Party.

By NTK Staff | 07.17.2018 @10:00am
House Democrats Rip Liberal Darling Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez basked in the glow of her shocking New York primary win last month, but that honeymoon turned out to be short-lived.

Ocasio-Cortez defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), but in the weeks since her win, the 28-year-old has accused Crowley of secretly planning to run against her as an independent in the general election.

For his part, Crowley put that rumor to rest immediately, but the damage was already done. Ocasio-Cortez had deeply irritated the man whom many thought would succeed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Democrats’ leader and his allies. Between this offense and supporting liberal challengers to incumbent Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez finds herself on the outside looking in, before she even gets to Congress.

Here’s a rundown, provided by The Hill, of what Ocasio-Cortez’s future colleagues think of her antics.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ):

“She’s carrying on and she ain’t gonna make friends that way,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). “Joe conceded, wished her well, said he would support her … so she doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.”

“She’s not asking my advice,” he added, “[but] I would do it differently, rather than make enemies of people.”

Asked if Ocasio-Cortez is, indeed, making enemies of fellow Democrats, Pascrell didn’t hesitate.

“Yes,” he said. “No doubt about it.”

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

“Meteors fizz out,” Hastings said. “What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance.”

He added: “You come up here and you’re going to be buddy-buddy with all the folks or you’re going to make them do certain things? Ain’t happening, OK?”

Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO):

“Once an election is over and you win, why are you still angry?” said Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.). “I think it’s a lack of maturity on her part, and a lack of political acumen, for her to be that petty.

“We as Democrats better figure out who the real enemy is. And it’s not each other.”

Rep. John Larson (D-CT):

“When it comes to courtesy and decency, and especially the way — the class way — in which Joe Crowley has conducted himself and every overture that he’s made, I think she would be wise to rethink some of the things that she’s saying,” he said.

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