Democrats Reportedly Trying to "Rein In" Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in Congress, is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party and a champion of workers' rights.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus - and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", veteran Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said.

While Riffle is being brought on to help Ocasio-Cortez with all issues, she's also made it clear she is in favor of marijuana legalization.

In responding to the Politico article Friday morning, Ocasio-Cortez quoted a character from the comic book Watchmen to signal her intention to resist the influence of more experienced lawmakers. Rank and file are peeved that there's a grassroots movement to try to win her a top committee post they feel she doesn't deserve.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly is poised to be appointed to the House Financial Services Committee.

"I think she looks mature and they look juvenile", Walsh said.

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Recently Ocasio-Cortez told Politico that she wasn't interested in backing progressive candidates against incumbent Democrats, insisting that she's "focused on my job". "The honeymoon between the voters that you represent and yourself could be a short one".

Lawmakers have been quietly criticizing the NY newcomer and are hoping to rein in her criticism of those in her own party, Politico reported, citing almost 20 lawmakers and aides.

"The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

"Just as congressional Republicans constantly withhold criticism of the president out of fear he'll unleash a tweet at them, some Democrats have done the same with Ocasio-Cortez", Politico reported.

"I don't know enough about her to be able to determine if she's going to be a good member or what", said Rep.

"People are afraid of her", said one senior Democratic aide.

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