It’s got to be hard being a Democrat in the House of Representatives. You’ve been working in politics for decades, and, suddenly, you have a 31-year-old loudmouth calling the shots.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been rubbing people the wrong way for two years now. She thinks that she has big ideas and knows what needs to be done. Her co-workers don’t seem to think that she can get the job done.
Now, they’ve found an epic way to shut her down.
Sorry, AOC. You’re not savvy enough to handle certain things. And if you want more responsibility in the House, it would be wise to stop calling out fellow Democrats on Twitter.
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AOC wants to be the one to cure the planet of cows’ methane that adds to harmful greenhouse emissions and much more. The problem is that the Green New Deal isn’t hers alone – and she’s made it difficult to work with her because she’s such a far-left liberal.
Inside the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee, they needed a few people to be on it – and the Steering and Policy Committee voted to seat a total of five representatives. Four people were nominated – and a fifth was going to be between two New Yorkers – Kathleen Rice and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rice quickly confirmed the spot with a vote of 46-13. Ouch. Only 13 people voted for AOC to be a part of the committee – and the disappointment was written all over her face when the news broke.
The committee isn’t just about the environment, though. It’s handling some of the most important legislation that the House handles – including health care and nuclear facilities. It’s hard to nominate someone who constantly talks down to her peers and who actually thought that one of the best ways to handle greenhouse emissions was to get rid of cows.
It was certainly a tough blow for the freshman Congresswoman – especially when Kathleen Rice’s campaign couldn’t stop talking about the defeat. The campaign sent out an email to supporters announcing that Rice was about to beat out AOC for a “covered House committee.”
In fairness, Kathleen Rice is a bit more experienced to take on the seat in the committee, too. She’s older, she’s been a member of the House for longer, and she has experience as an assistant district attorney. Basically, she brings more to the table than a bartender from The Bronx.
The defeat is a bit harder for AOC to accept, though, since she’s been hooting and hollering about needing new leadership. She’s been concerned that the House is becoming a “power vacuum” since people like Pelosi have maintained leadership positions forever.
Many of the Representatives who participated in the vote made it clear as to why they didn’t vote for AOC. She’s had public feuds with other Democrats – both in the House and the Senate. Further, she’s packed primary challenges against colleagues.
AOC wants to transform the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, her fellow Democrats like it just the way that it is. While they want to see America be the best country that it can be, AOC wants to turn it into the next Venezuela, complete with a failing socialistic system.
Pelosi announced the nomination of the members for the exclusive committees, making the promise to “make a real difference for all Americans.” Too bad AOC doesn’t get to be a part of that since she doesn’t know how to play well with others.
The only hope is that this will be a lesson to AOC. There’s no way for her to make friends in Congress if she’s going to constantly put down their conservative ways. Talking bad about coworkers on Twitter is childish – and she’s got to put a stop to it if she wants to be taken seriously.
In the meantime, the nominations have given her a few things to think about. Her progressive ways are clearly not making her any friends in Congress.