Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dominating the headlines recently and it hasn’t all been good. The mainstream media has been salivating over her and she’s gotten some good press from them but she’s been hammered by conservative media for some of the completely delusional things she’s said. Ultimately, she’s only going to help Republicans every time she opens her mouth and says something ridiculous about free medicare for everyone or a 70% tax rate on the rich.
This week, Ocasio-Cortez found her name in the headlines for another reason. It looks like her campaign broke the law and the infraction definitely stinks of hypocrisy.
From Fox News:
The campaign of rookie U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been fined by the state for not providing workers’ compensation coverage for a month last year.
The failure to provide the coverage to campaign staff is particularly awkward for Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist who rose to stardom after unseating top Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley with a campaign theme of improving conditions for the working class.
“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart told the New York Daily News.
Gee. That’s weird. Isn’t she the one who is supposed to be protecting the American worker?
Big picture it’s not a huge infraction but the Democrats like to champion themselves as the ones who protect workers. She didn’t. That’s newsworthy.
Things aren’t going as well for Ocasio-Cortez as the majority of the mainstream media is pretending.
In fact, there was a piece in Politico recently talking about how she’s making enemies on the left.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.
The effort, described by nearly 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans. Others simultaneously warn Ocasio-Cortez is destined for a lonely, ineffectual career in Congress if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.
Going against the establishment is usually a good thing but making enemies within a few days of being on the job isn’t.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens but things are getting a little rocky in Ocasio-Cortez land.