The Little Socialist From New York Gets Into “Closed Door Fight” With New Jersey Democrat Leader

DC Clothesline | 11/17/2018 | Staff
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Self-proclaimed Socialist (if she even knows what the word means) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has won her seat in Washington, DC and no doubt the people who elected her are going to end up regretting that decision. However, already she’s not only been one to sign onto not electing Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House, but it’s been reported that she was involved in a “closed door fight” with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ).

According to Politico:

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A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman star Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members-elect over the creation of a special panel for the issue.

New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee — backed by a number of other committee members — slammed the creation of the new climate panel, according to multiple sources in the room. Pallone argued that his committee and other existing panels within the House could take on the issue aggressively.

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But Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rep.-elect Joe Neguse (Colo.) and some of the other progressive incoming lawmakers fought back, saying they ran on the issue and needed to do it. Ocasio-Cortez earlier this week pushed for a “Green New Deal” as she backed more than 200 young protesters at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Of course, Ocasio-Cortez later tweeted out, “I never even [had] a direct interaction with him today, and by direct interaction, I mean I didn’t share a conversation. I did say hello and he is very kind.”

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However, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez told Politico, “We’re not going to comment on the internal discussions of...
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