Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY,] who is no stranger to news headlines this time is on the receiving end of some critical attacks from women with in her own party.
According to The Federalist Papers, Five freshman Democratic women House members joined together to let the country know that AOC is not reflective of those who ran and won in tough and highly competitive districts, including four won by President Trump.
Roll Call had the story:
At an event to tout their formation of a joint fundraising committee to tap each other’s donors (and hopefully bring in more), the five, all with military or intelligence backgrounds, never mentioned New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by name.
But the message from Reps. Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania was clear: Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t represent them, and she’s not the one who’s going to help Democrats maintain their majority.
“There’s been an overwhelming focus on a small number of members in our caucus who did not flip seats, who did not help win the House, who are doing what is right for their districts, but who don’t represent our districts, or at least my district,” Slotkin said at a Friday breakfast with a small group of reporters.
While Ocasio-Cortez defeated her primary opponent, Rep. Joe Crowley, in 2018 she ran in a safe district for Democrats.
We can all remember whenNancy Pelosi famously said “a glass of water” with a D by it’s name could have won in AOC’s district. [Read More]