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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has drawn continued scorn from her own party as she reportedly refuses to pay party dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and is instead redirecting those funds to other far-left candidates like herself.
Fox News reported:
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Their gripe is that Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t given any money to the DCCC, the party arm with the sole job of electing Democrats to the House. Records obtained by Fox News show the New York Democrat has failed to pay any of her $250,000 in “dues” to the DCCC.
Her goose egg of a contribution is no accident. Ocasio-Cortez says she has beef with the DCCC and she’ll withhold her money in protest of how the Democratic Party won’t back insurgent progressive primary candidates, like herself, in the name of protecting incumbents.
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“Sometimes the question comes: ‘Do you want to be in a majority or do you want to be in the minority?’” Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., told Fox News, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s refusal to pay up. “And do you want to be part of a team?”
“DCCC dues are about supporting others because you want to be part of the team,” Meeks said. “The goal is to be in the majority. And the goal is, when you are on a team I would think, to respect individuals whose districts are different than yours.”
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Another Democrat source spoke in more candid terms: “Deadbeat Cortez should pay her bills. She’s always whining about people paying their fair share, and here she is leaving her friends with the bill.”
“For me personally, I’m not paying [DCCC] dues,” Ocasio-Cortez said, claiming that she was holding out for a “myriad of reasons.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who recently...
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