Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“DEADBEAT CORTEZ” Losing Support Fast As Democrats Turn on Her Over Money Issue [VIDEO]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been working diligently to tick off everyone in Congress, even her fellow Democrats. In the past she’s attacked Nancy Pelosi on more than one occasion, and now she’s creating another division in the party. However, she may pay dearly for this one.

AOC is part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee which, if I’m not mistaken, all Democrats in the House are one, and she has refused to pay her dues which amountto $250,000. That’s quite an 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.”

Here’s how Rep. Gregory Meeks explained AOC’s refusal to pay her dues:

“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.”

AOC is the one who encouraged a group of solar workers to band together and form a union (which ultimately led to their termination). The DCCC is basically a union for Democrats, but she’s not willing to pay her dues, even though this is a group that helped get her to where she is today.