Ocasio-Cortez Criticized After Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Frederick Owens
January 12, 2019

The 29-year-old, who shockingly bested incumbent New York Rep. Joe Crowley in a June Democratic congressional primary, was recently in the news for giving a wild response to President Donald Trump's Wednesday Oval Office address to the nation.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's journey to Washington began in the Bronx, N.Y., where she was born to Puerto Rican parents.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. "She's controversial", Lieberman continued.

Just kidding, she'll keep on plugging away on the exact social and environmental reforms she has been, which will ultimately do more to save us than Joe Lieberman ever did.

According to reports, the campaign was forced to pay a $1,500 fine for not providing the required insurance.

"There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress", the source said.

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They both unseated a fellow Democrat and share Puerto Rican roots.

The report described lawmakers as fearful of Ocasio-Cortez's ability to swing progressives against more establishment Democrats and anxious to utilize her influence to unite the party.

Instead, the open downstate NY slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. "The honeymoon between the voters that you represent and yourself could be a short one. But it's a good example of what I'm talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman", she told CNN in December.

Her appointment also will give new committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., an important ally. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an article about former Democratic Sen.

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