AOC Takes Snubbing Establishment Dems To The Next Level
Freshman Dem Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to pay her Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dues of $250k, She feels that they don't support the right Dems. House Dems are of course upset as they all have to pay these dues and it is just part of supporting their fellow party members. AOC is not only refusing to pay her dues, she has gone a step further and started her own Pac to back the Dems like her...Just when you thought the Dems could not get any worse...
“I don't see the sense in giving a quarter-million dollars to an organization that has clearly told people like me that we're not welcome," Ocasio-Cortez said in defending her decision.
The youngest female ever elected to Congress also took issue with the amount of money the DCCC wanted her to pay from her campaign coffers.
“It’s pretty nuts -- $250,000 for a freshman member. Can you imagine being 30 years old and getting a bill for $250,000? I still have $20,000 in student loan debt," she said.
All House Democrats are assigned "dues" to pay to the DCCC to help the party win elections and retain the majority. Amounts range from $1 million for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to $150,000 for newer members or less prolific fundraisers. Republicans have a similar system.
Ocasio-Cortez said she respects people who do pay up and that she's not trying to shut down the DCCC.
But she takes issue with a party arm that "want(s) to take my money, but push me out, or push candidates like me out" who are challenging the establishment.
Ocasio-Cortez, with her nationwide stardom, is expected to raise more than $5 million in 2019 for her reelection campaign.
In her latest move to challenge the Democratic Party establishment, Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday launched a new PAC to raise money for political newcomers and took a swipe at the DCCC in doing so."
She posted a tweet about it.
"The rumors are true. Today we’re announcing the Courage to Change PAC - and we need your help.
We are pushing the envelope in DC by rewarding those who reject lobbyist money, fight for working families,& welcome newcomers."
The rumors are true. Today we’re announcing the Courage to Change PAC - and we need your help.
We are pushing the envelope in DC by rewarding those who reject lobbyist money, fight for working families,& welcome newcomers.
Change takes courage. Let’s go: https://t.co/F01JmYaR7w
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2020
So it looks like AOC is going to be adding more people to her squad. Get ready for more Omars, Tlaibs, and unfortunately AOC like Dems getting into the House. If you thought the politics were polarized now, the freshmen Dems accused their own party of racism after Pelosi singled them out for not voting along party lines. So you can only imagine what we have to look forward to.