“DEADBEAT CORTEZ” Stirs Up Hatred from Democrats, AOC Losing Support Fast [VIDEO]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is creating a rift between herself and her fellow Democrats, and this is one that she may pay dearly for.
AOC has refused to pay her party dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the total amount owed is $250,000. That is definitely one expensive club to be a part of.
According to Fox News, their gripe is that Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t given any money to the DCCC, the party arm with the sole job of electing Democrats to the House. Records obtained by Fox News show the New York Democrat has failed to pay any of her $250,000 in “dues” to the DCCC.
Her goose egg of a contribution is no accident. Ocasio-Cortez says she has beef with the DCCC and she’ll withhold her money in protest of how the Democratic Party won’t back insurgent progressive primary candidates, like herself, in the name of protecting incumbents.
Ocasio-Cortez responded saying, “For me personally, I’m not paying D-trip dues,” citing a “myriad of reasons.”
“One, I don’t agree with the policy around blacklisting groups that help progressive candidates,” she said, referring to a DCCC effort to sideline vendors who assist challengers to members of Congress. “I think we need to evolve as a party and make room for that.”
Rep. Gregory Meeks explained AOC’s refusal to pay this way,
“Sometimes the question comes: ‘Do you want to be in a majority or do you want to be in the minority?’ And do you want to be part of a team?”
“DCCC dues are about supporting others because you want to be part of the team,” Meeks said. “The goal is to be in the majority. And the goal is, when you are on a team I would think, to respect individuals whose districts are different than yours.”
She’s been an advocate for unions, and this is essentially a union, but she doesn’t want to pay her dues to the group which helped get her to where she is in the first place.