AOC’s race-baiting antics draw major rebuke from Congresspersons of color


There’s nothing that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loves more than a good headline about herself.

The freshman Congresswoman has long been on the hunt for notoriety.  From the moment that she stepped away from the Jager shots and craft beers of her bartending gig and into the halls of Capitol hill, AOC has been a one-woman wrecking ball on social media, believing that her millennial internet savvy would be the key to keeping her job.

In actuality, Ocasio-Cortez has become a lightning rod of controversy that has seemingly galvanized the “old guard” democrats’ opinion of her as a bombastic interloper.

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After suggesting this week that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was both inundating her with work to silence her and targeting freshman Congresspersons of color, AOC is receiving the sort of backlash that the left usually reserves for President Trump.

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Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color” on Wednesday, after Pelosi told the New York Times over the weekend that Ocasio-Cortez and her first-term left-wing allies — the “Squad” —  were politically irrelevant.

The week before, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, compared moderate Democrats to segregationists, saying that they were “hell bent” on harming “black and brown” people because they voted for humanitarian spending at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The response was both swift and strong.

On Thursday, Democrats vented their anger at both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO), a member of the CBC, ripped Ocasio-Cortez for “using the race card.”

“What a weak argument, because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. That’s unbelievable to me,” The Hill quoted Lacy Clay as saying. “I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares.”

As other democrats continue to pile on, it has become readily apparent that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not have been ready for the big time just yet.

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