Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suffered this humiliating defeat
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looked like she was on a one-way trip to political superstardom.
That’s because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just suffered this humiliating defeat.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez built her reputation on claiming socialism will benefit everyday Americans.
It turns out she is only out for herself.
Ocasio-Cortez was the highest profile member of the House of Representatives to come out in favor of a $4,500 pay raise for members of Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez wants a pay hike at a time when Congress refuses to do the people’s business and secure the border to stem the tide of the illegal alien invasion.
And ever more outrageously, Ocasio-Cortez claimed raising members of Congress’ pay will help them pass Left-wing wishlist items like so-called “campaign finance” laws that would allow them to shut down grassroots conservative organizations.
Yep. Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open.
This makes campaign finance reform *harder.*
ALL workers deserve cost of living increases, incl min wage workers. https://t.co/fCdgHKx4G1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 11, 2019
Democrats yanked the pay raise legislation after vulnerable Democrats in districts the President won in 2016 cranked up the heat on leadership.
But by coming out in favor of lining her own pockets at a time when Congress is more dysfunctional than ever, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proved she was just another swamp creature.