"That is because they had to be center-left to win some of those competitive swing districts that they took from Republicans". "So that's the hope".
An unnamed Democratic strategist told the Daily News that the discovery was a bad look for Ocasio-Cortez and her campaign, especially when she tries to relate to the average American worker.
Instead, the open downstate NY slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.
According to reports, the campaign was forced to pay a $1,500 fine for not providing the required insurance. 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.
Since joining Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has used her influence in traditional media and on social media to promote leftist policies, such proposing a marginal tax rate increase for the top percentage brackets and lobbying for the Green New Deal.
She remains under scrutiny after avoiding answering questions on whether she will follow through with her own advice to fellow lawmakers to "have some integrity" and forgo their paychecks during the partial government shutdown. Ocasio-Cortez's plan would start applying the 70 per cent rate after the first $10 million.
Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 became the youngest woman to be sworn into Congress, had the flawless millennial four-word response to the criticism: "New party, who dis?" Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who was also nominee for vice president of the U.S.in 2000.