How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from bartender to congresswoman

SAUL LOEB /AFP  Getty Images		US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Democrat of New York outside the Capitol in Washington DC Jan. 4

SAUL LOEB /AFP Getty Images US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Democrat of New York outside the Capitol in Washington DC Jan. 4

Joe Lieberman, former Democratic Senator from CT, made it clear he is not a fan of New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez, who describes herself as a "democratic socialist" has become the face of a new younger and more "woke" demographic focused on fixing systemic problems in the country.

'I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is, ' Lieberman said in a Fox Business Network interview.

Responding to a news story about fellow Democrats who were hoping to rein her in, Ocasio-Cortez said, "To quote Alan Moore: 'None of you understand".

According to reports, the campaign was forced to pay a $1,500 fine for not providing the required insurance. "She's gotten a lot of attention because she's different".

Politico noted that Ocasio-Cortez's star power includes being better known by millions of Americans than longtime House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis.

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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.

When the US government went into a partial shutdown on December 21, Ocasio-Cortez, even before getting sworn in, said congressional members should forgo their paychecks if 800,000 federal workers had to work without them.

Ocasio-Cortez was just 10 years old when Lieberman ran for vice president along with Gore.

And she is expected to loudly advocate for Democratic primary campaigns against some of the middle-of-the-road members of her own party in Congress.

During a hearing in November, shortly after the Democrats recaptured the House in the midterm elections, Waters promised that the days of Wall Street deregulation were over. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who was also nominee for vice president of the U.S.in 2000.

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