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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from bartender to congresswoman

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from bartender to congresswoman

Her rise to stardom from New York City bartender to a congresswoman started when she unseated Democrat incumbent Joseph Crowley in a primary and then went on to win the seat during the midterms.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.

Members of Congress tell Politico on and off the record that Ocasio-Cortez will have an ineffective legislative career if she continues to criticize party leadership. "We just don't need sniping in our Democratic Caucus". "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Schrader said. She still has not answered whether she will follow through with her own advice to fellow lawmakers to "have some integrity" and forgo her paychecks during the partial government shutdown.

Democratic leaders are mostly upset that the Bronx native railed against their new House rules on Twitter during the first week of the new Congress.

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With more than 2 million followers on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez uses the power of social media to address issues on her terms.

"There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress", the source said.

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", Lieberman said to Fox Business host Neil Cavuto.

"Just as congressional Republicans constantly withhold criticism of the president out of fear he'll unleash a tweet at them, some Democrats have done the same with Ocasio-Cortez", Politico reported. The 29-year-old's zealous confrontations with more senior lawmakers, which she appears to have dialed back in recent weeks, have drawn the consternation of those concerned about the potential for her to splinter the party. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who was also nominee for vice president of the U.S.in 2000.