Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, suggesting that Lieberman's glory days are long gone.
"Ocasio-Cortez's desired "living wage" of $15 an hour has been a living hell for many small business owners in NY, who've been unable to offset the cost through higher prices", Employment Policies Institute Managing Director Michael Saltsman said in response to the closure. And establishment Democrats are beginning to become annoyed with her.
The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist has been portraying herself as a champion for workers' rights. The former bartender, who joined a climate-change protest in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during her freshman congressional orientation, also demanded the creation of a specific committee to further the implementation of a so-called "green new deal", but was refused that as well. Older and wiser Democrats don't care how many Twitter followers she has or how much ink she's getting. "We just don't need sniping in our Democratic Caucus". On Thursday, Lieberman, an Independent, spoke with Fox Business about the future of the Democratic party and his thoughts on the rising political star, who was sworn in last week along with a fresh crop of House Representatives.More news: Injured, 2 At-Large Following Shooting At Mall Near Salt Lake City
Lieberman pointed to the many moderate Democrats who beat Republicans in purple districts in 2018. Rank and file are peeved that there's a grassroots movement to try to win her a top committee post they feel she doesn't deserve.
Responding to a news story about fellow Democrats who were hoping to rein her in, Ocasio-Cortez said, "To quote Alan Moore: 'None of you understand".
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Recently Ocasio-Cortez told Politico that she wasn't interested in backing progressive candidates against incumbent Democrats, insisting that she's "focused on my job".
"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.More news: Australia v India 2nd ODI