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Top House Dem to Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don't attack your own people'


Added 01-11-19 09:57:02am EST - “Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) is warning new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to rein in her criticism of fellow Democrats, saying she shouldn't "attack your own people."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Top House Dem to Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don’t attack your own people’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) is warning new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez slams 'disgusting' right-wing site for publishing fake nude photo Hundreds of environmental groups pressure Congress by backing Green New Deal Trump: 'Surprising' if I don't declare national emergency for wall MORE (D-N.Y.) to rein in her criticism of fellow Democrats, saying she shouldn’t “attack your own people.”

“I’m sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there’s almost an outstanding rule: Don’t attack your own people,” Cleaver told Politico. “We just don’t need sniping in our Democratic Caucus.”

“She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?” another House Democrat told Politico. “There’s a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress.”

The Hill has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez’s office for comment. The representative declined through her staff to be interviewed for the story in Politico, which interviewed a number of Democrats about her.

Ocasio-Cortez was elected to Congress after defeating former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleySotomayor inspired Ocasio-Cortez to wear red lipstick, hoops to swearing in Ocasio-Cortez says she wore all white to swearing-in to honor suffragette movement 7 heartwarming moments in 2018 politics MORE (N.Y.) in a huge upset in a Democratic primary.

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