Outspoken Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have declined to pay $250,000 she owes in dues to the Democrats – money which is put toward the effort to keep the party’s majority in the House.
The 30years old controversial Rep, who is the youngest person ever elected to Congress, balked at contributing her share of fundraising to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
At issue for AOC, as she is referred to, is a policy that she says ‘blacklists’ vendors working with insurgent primary challengers like herself.
‘I don’t think my fundraising should go to preventing more people like me from being here in congress,’ she said in an interview with Fox News.
The news outlet reported on Friday that AOC drew fire for not failing to pay the committee.
She insisted: ‘I’m a Democrat, I’m proud to be on this team. I’m proud to be part of the Democratic majority,’ she told Fox News, amid criticism she should quit the party and become an independent if she won’t be a ‘team player.’
In her defense, AOC said she’s raised more than $300,000 directly for progressive Democrats, including incumbents in swing districts, and that the effort she made was for ‘preserving and expanding the Democratic majority’.
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