‘Heartbreak’ on Capitol Hill:
Ocasio- Cortez has been in Congress for one whole week… so of course she thought she was entitled to sit on a powerful committee where she could push her pipe dreams of free…everything!
Because remember: facts don’t matter… when you’re morally right.
And poor Rashida, who somehow confused having a big mouth with being an influential leader.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were dealt blows this week after failing to secure seats on powerful House committees despite a push from progressive groups….
The development is the second defeat for Ocasio-Cortez, whose tenure as a member of Congress is just one-week-old.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez joined House Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) in voting against the rules package, including the “pay-go” provision. The rule, designed to prevent the deficit from increasing, encourages Congress to offset the cost of legislation that increases spending on entitlement programs….
Despite support from the progressive coalition, Tlaib failed to win a seat on the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding of federal government agencies.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, faced a rare bipartisan rebuke after issuing a profane pledge to impeach President Trump hours after she was sworn in….
A faint glimmer of sanity in the House. Very, very faint. Far too little to fan into flame.