Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Marijuana Policy Expert as an Advisor

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Marijuana Policy Expert as an Advisor

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Marijuana Policy Expert as an Advisor

On Friday, CNN political analyst Joan Walsh responded to a Politico report claiming that "exasperated" Democrats are working to rein in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by saying it was the Democrats, not the young Congresswoman, who was being "juvenile".

Meanwhile, Politico ran an article today claiming "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez", for which AOC had yet another ideal response, not just shutting down the sentiment but also solidifying her nerd cred for the foreseeable future.

Since upsetting six-term incumbent Joe Crowley in a primary last summer and winning election to Crowley's old seat in November, Ocasio-Cortez has used her huge social-media following to chastise fellow Democrats she believes are insufficiently progressive and too beholden to the antiquated establishment. She's repeatedly stated her support for legalization and advocated to fix the harms caused by the War on Drugs.

How do you solve a problem like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? "She doesn't understand how the place works yet".

According to Politico, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said, "I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people". "Honestly, if the Democrats had three more of her [Ocasio-Cortez], Americans would run away so fast that we'd have a power monopoly until she's Lieberman's age".

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Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, suggesting that Lieberman's glory days are long gone.

"People are afraid of her", a senior Democratic aide told Politico, as some Democrats have withheld criticism of Ocasio-Cortez in fear that she'll go after them on Twitter.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Rep. Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.) said.

"Some moderate Democrats have privately raised concerns that they'll be targeted by the former bartender-turned-progressive icon, whose willingness to challenge her party's establishment propelled her to Congress and the national spotlight", Politico said.

"I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right", she told host Anderson Cooper.

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