Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back After Trump Questions ‘Who Cares’ About Her Comments

Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back After Trump Questions ‘Who Cares’ About Her Comments

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has secured a seat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has become one of the most prominent members of the new Democratic House majority, pushing for an ambitious progressive agenda and frequently trading social media barbs with conservatives.

Representatives for Democratic U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, the panel chair, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Lobbyists have long referred to the committee as the ATM because lawmakers who sit on it are known for their fundraising prowess.

"Personally, I'm looking forward to digging into the student loan crisis, examining for-profit prisons/ICE detention, and exploring the development of public & postal banking. It oversees big banks, lending, & the financial sector". "To start", she tweeted.

"AOC" confirmed the news of her appointment on Twitter.

During her campaign, Ocasio-Cortez also called for postal banking, "which will revitalize the United States Postal Service, provide a low-priced source of basic banking services for disenfranchised communities and increase competition in the banking industry", according to her website.

The 29-year-old Democratic socialist claimed on Twitter that she understood Trump "like the back of my hand", comparing him to men she encountered bartending in NY.

"What have you got left?" she asked.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez shocked the Democratic establishment last June by defeating Rep. Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in a primary election.

Related Articles