Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized the Democratic Party for not being progressive on Monday, declaring her own party is a “center or center-conservative party.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as the top fundraiser powerhouse of her party, but the Democratic socialist is refusing to pay her dues to the House’s Democratic campaign committee, angering her fellow Democrat colleagues. “It is pretty nuts, $250,000 for a freshman Democrat,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview outside the Capitol Friday. “I am not paying D-trip dues (nickname for Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) because I don’t agree with the policy around blacklisting groups that help progressive candidates.”
I give quite a bit to fellow Dems – we’ve fundraised over $300,000 for others (more than my “dues”), w/ over 50% going to swing seats.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 10, 2020
DCCC made clear that they will blacklist any org that helps progressive candidates like me. I can choose not to fund that kind of exclusion. https://t.co/qqwdwPAqek
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with a group of female Democratic lawmakers are letting their outfits do the talking to mark the House’s vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump. Arriving Wednesday morning to the House proceeding in the Capitol, Pelosi was seen wearing a black collared dress that was accessorized with a gold choker necklace and a gold mace brooch. The ceremonial brooch represents her authority, known as the Mace of the Republic or Mace of the United States House of Representatives.
In one of the largest campaign upset of the 2018 cycle, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Bronx-born Democratic…