Ocasio-Cortez: We’re Going to ‘Run Train on the Progressive Agenda’

Joe Lieberman takes another dig at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Joe Lieberman takes another dig at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ms Ocasio-Cortez has previously called for a 70 per cent top tax rate and for the biggest banks to be broken up.

The panel will be chaired by Maxine Waters (Calif.), who is on the moderate wing of the Democrats.

The progressive firebrand, who isn't yet officially a member of the House Financial Services Committee, took to Twitter Wednesday to send a number of missives arguing that the era of banks using campaign contributions to buy legislative favors is coming to an end. She has vowed to dig into such ssues as student loans and for-profit prisons. "It oversees big banks, lending, & the financial sector".

"Absolutely", she said. "I think it's interesting because what I consider to be my greatest strength, which is the intersectionality of our message, is I think the thing that triggers them the most".

AOC also remarked on the intense scrutiny she receives, telling the Post it's "physically exhausting".

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During her campaign, Ocasio-Cortez also called for postal banking, "which will revitalize the United States Postal Service, provide a low-priced source of basic banking services for disenfranchised communities and increase competition in the banking industry", according to her website.

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of NY, leaves a photo opportunity with the female Democratic members of the 116th US House of Representatives outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Jan. 4, 2019. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand.

"We got under his skin", she claimed.

Her victory in the November general election was a foregone conclusion in New York's 14th Congressional District, where 77 per cent of voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in 2016.

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