Published: Tue, March 05, 2019
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Moderate Dems fume over Ocasio-Cortez 'list' threat

Moderate Dems fume over Ocasio-Cortez 'list' threat

Just this week, she responded to a front-page New York Post expose that the champion of so-called Green New Deal is known to ride in a auto.

Still, some House Democrats aren't happy with her talk of a "list".

Most recently, she fired back online when the Post asked, "Where in the world does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez live?" and called her a "a virtual ghost".

The transfers were made by Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, and may have run afoul of the Federal Election Campaign Act that places a limit of $5,000 on contributions from political action committees to candidates, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. So, while he's talking collusion, collusion, collusion, I think, in Oversight, we should be talking about taxes, taxes, taxes, and his bank account, his bank account, his bank account, his financial statements, statements, statements.

Ocasio-Cortez said it was a "complex issue" and important to approach the humanitarian crisis there "very carefully".

We'll have to wait and see what the FEC makes of these complaints.

"Being unified means ensuring that Democrats aren't primary-ing other sitting Democrats", Gottheimer told The Washington Post.

"I am generally opposed to US interventionism as a principle, but particularly under this administration and under his leadership, I think it's a profound mistake", she added. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.

Many lawmakers disagreed with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's position, saying they serve people, not a party. "I said that by Dems distinguishing themselves by breaking off on procedural...votes, they were inadvertently making a list of targets for the GOP and for progressive advocates on their pro-ICE vote".

According to The Daily Caller's report by Andrew Kerr, Ocasio-Cortez's campaign could be forced to repay large amounts of potentially illegal campaign contributions, and if the FEC violations are serious enough and found to be willful circumventions of the rules, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti could face jail time.

Justice Democrats supported 12 candidates during the 2018 election, with a stated goal of getting at least one of them to unseat an establishment Democratic incumbent. Ocasio-Cortez has been aligned with that group.

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