President Biden finally broke his silence to comment on the embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) multiple allegations of sexual harassment but passed up an opportunity to join other Democrats in calling for the three-term New York governor to resign.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said House members can pay for additional security measures with their congressional allowances, and that the House would likely need to pass additional funding for member safety due to “the enemy is within the House of Representatives.”
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