Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined for lapse in worker's compensation coverage

Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined for lapse in worker's compensation coverage

An unnamed Democratic lawmaker added, "She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?"

A message left with her Washington office wasn't returned.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. 'Honestly, if the Democrats had 3 more of her, Americans would run away so fast that we'd have a power monopoly until she's Lieberman's age'.

According to reports, the campaign was forced to pay a $1,500 fine for not providing the required insurance.

"I think with our district, we can be ambitious, so we're kind of swinging for the fences on committees", Ocasio-Cortez told Hill.tvin an interview after her win.

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Even some progressives who admire AOC, as she's nicknamed, told Politico that they worry she's not using her notoriety effectively. "She's controversial", Lieberman continued. "There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress". In June, she beat Crowley and last November she was elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is now part of the 116th class of Congress, which also happens to be the most diverse, with a record number of women winning seats in the House of Representatives.

In its Friday report, Politico pointed to no fewer than 20 Democratic lawmakers who aren't exactly over the moon about Ocasio-Cortez's public behavior and its reflection on the party.

They both unseated a fellow Democrat and share Puerto Rican roots.

The New York democratic socialist would be a thorn in the side of Wall Street, which has seen its regulatory burden lowered since Donald Trump became president. "The honeymoon between the voters that you represent and yourself could be a short one".

"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors", she wrote in a tweet. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

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