U.S. congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez back behind the bar in minimum wage push
Jun 04 2019
From the start, Ocasio-Cortez traded heavily on her non-privileged background in her quest to defeat a 10-term, Democratic Party grandee in her first political race in a NY primary last June.
"Since there's so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who's a 'frontrunner, ' maybe we can start [with] some general eliminations", Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted on Sunday.
"John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away", she added. "Here's something I don't say often ..."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress, waited tables at a restaurant here to raise awareness for Democrats' fight to increase the national minimum wage to $15 an hour. "The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation?", he tweeted. The two said they will work together to pass legislation to curb lobbying by former members of Congress.
She stipulated that they need to agree on a bill that does not contain any "partisan snuck-in clauses" or "poison pills"-just a simple bill that would prohibit members of Congress from becoming paid lobbyists when they leave office". A section of the video that highlights "enemies of freedom" displayed Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's photograph sandwiched between those of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and Cuba's Fidel Castro. "Hey everyone - I was super excited to march in Queens Pride today, but sadly I came down with a really bad cold this weekend and won't be able to make it", she tweeted.
While we don't agree with Ted Cruz on much, we're glad to hear that he's serious about cracking down on Washington's revolving door.
Ocasio-Cortez also described how working in the industry for four years, first as a hostess at an Irish pub while in high school and working at restaurants after college, left her dependent on tips and forced to make compromises.
"Keeping it real", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "the elephant in the room with passing a lobbying ban on members requires a nearly-impossible discussion about congressional pay".
'Hey everyone, I wanted to take a quick minute to talk a bit about this morning and taking care of yourself and listening to your body and your intuition because I think it's something that organizers and activists and everyday people tend to struggle with a lot, ' she said.