(RightWing.org) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (AOC) always has the potential to stir up controversy. Yet again, she manages to deliver. This time AOC has managed to irk the Democratic party at large.
AOC is now starting up a political action committee (PAC) to raise funds for progressive primary candidates. Specifically, she wants this PAC to fund candidates that would challenge centrist and establishment Democratic incumbents. AOC might claim that she wants “fresh faces” to enter the Democrat party, but this is more about pushing a radical-left agenda.
Here’s the kicker: AOC hasn’t paid her Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) dues yet and, apparently, doesn’t plan to pay up. DCCC funds are generally allocated to House members to aid with their campaign. The DCCC also blacklists any organization that funds “progressive” candidates.
AOC justified her actions on Twitter.
I give quite a bit to fellow Dems – we’ve fundraised over $300,000 for others (more than my “dues”), w/ over 50% going to swing seats.
DCCC made clear that they will blacklist any org that helps progressive candidates like me. I can choose not to fund that kind of exclusion. https://t.co/qqwdwPAqek
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 10, 2020
So, AOC is essentially holding DCCC funding hostage in order to create her own PAC. In short, this is how “progressives” will pay for their initiatives and programs: by stealing from their own party.
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