Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Bronx-born 29-year old congresswoman who grew up in Westchester County, will not serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is the body most of the congressionally-approved federal spending moves through.
Her staff said “certainly not” when asked if she feels slighted by Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team. Her team’s answer might speak to the political Stockholm syndrome that led to Ocasio-Cortez praising Pelosi while also protesting Pelosi in front of the press.
Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, and Rashida Tlaib, who said that she will try to “impeach the mother—” President Trump, were both denied spots on Ways and Means. Clearly, the two would have tried to do some pretty radical left-wing stuff with taxpayer money.
Despite media accolades, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrat newcomers are experiencing difficulties in the world of Washington gridlock.
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Freshman South Carolina Democrat Joe Cunningham suffered another setback Friday when he was denied the ability to take a six-pack of beer onto the House floor.
While the realities of Congress might be harshing the mellows of some of its members, the reality of our border situation is not going away.
Freshman Texas congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who railed against the “crisis” of illegal migrants not having hotel rooms in El Paso, might be reading about the arrest of a Guatemalan migrant for an alleged attack on a woman holding a baby. The alleged attack occurred in a Budget Inn in El Paso that has been housing the city’s influx of migrants, hundreds of whom were dropped off at a bus station by ICE agents due to a court order that set them free.
President Donald Trump is considering all options — including a national emergency — to build the Wall, and has been briefed on a plan to use money from the Army Corps of Engineers.