Ocasio-Cortez May Take On Wall Street in New Senate Committee

Senator Joe Lieberman campaigns for vice president during a rally at California State University at Fresno in 2000

Senator Joe Lieberman campaigns for vice president during a rally at California State University at Fresno in 2000

Do you think it's fair for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to refer to herself as a "Bronx girl" despite graduating from Yorktown High School?

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Strikingly, the scene from the comic book series from which the quote is taken occurs in a prison cafeteria-a potentially provocative, though perhaps fluid, metaphor for what Congress has become to many lawmakers.

Former Democratic vice presidential candidate and general curmudgeon Joe Lieberman is a former Senator best known for bucking his party by supporting conservative positions.

Since her election, Ocasio-Cortez has made a number of controversial statements which have provoked strong responses, including accusing the former White House Chief of Staff and retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly of "cowardice".

Some House Democrats have been unhappy with progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's resistance to falling in line with her fellow party members, particularly her threats to support primary challenges against incumbents, Politico reported Friday.

"This is a disgrace", she wrote on Twitter.

The campaign of rookie U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been fined by the state for not providing workers' compensation coverage for a month a year ago. I'm not locked up in here with YOU.

This isn't the first time the congresswoman's pro-working class credentials have been called into question. Older and wiser Democrats don't care how many Twitter followers she has or how much ink she's getting. "We will be one of them".

"New party, who dis?"

Some lawmakers are trying to convince Ocasio-Cortez to use her influence to unite Democrats, while others have warned her that she's headed for a lonely tenure in Congress if she treats her more moderate colleagues as enemies, the report said.

"It was an honor of a lifetime to meet with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss how we advance the movement for economic and racial justice in the United States", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

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