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Ocasio-Cortez Loses Bid For House Ways and Means Committee

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Bronx-born 29-year old congresswoman who grew up in Westchester County, will not serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is the body most of the congressionally-approved federal spending moves through.

Her staff said “certainly not” when asked if she feels slighted by Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team. Her team’s answer might speak to the political Stockholm syndrome that led to Ocasio-Cortez praising Pelosi while also protesting Pelosi in front of the press.

Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, and Rashida Tlaib, who said that she will try to “impeach the mother—” President Trump, were both denied spots on Ways and Means. Clearly, the two would have tried to do some pretty radical left-wing stuff with taxpayer money.

Despite media accolades, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrat newcomers are experiencing difficulties in the world of Washington gridlock.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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