Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) just suffered the first (of many to come) embarrassing setbacks in Washington D.C.
The dynamic duo came barreling into Washington full or arrogance and short on knowledge and they were quickly put in their place.
Even the liberal media turned on the filthy mouthed Tlaib, a hard thing to do under any circumstances but in the Trump era darn near impossible.
Cortez is facing a backlash from within her party for attacking Democrats in an act of policial cannibalism that even the reliable liberal Whoopi Goldberg called out.
But these were all media debacles without real-world consequences. Unlike these embarrassing defeats they just suffered, From Breitbart:
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were dealt blows this week after failing to secure seats on powerful House committees despite a push from progressive groups.
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY), a former lawyer and accountant in his second term, clinched a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday, beating out Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who vowed to promote a “Green New Deal” and “Medicare for All,’”if given a seat on the influential panel.
In a statement, Suozzi, who represents Glen Cove, New York, pledged to “fight for the national issues voters and American families are concerned about — increasing wages, improving retirement security, and reducing healthcare and prescription drug costs.”
Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, said that while the progressive lawmaker hoped to win the seat, she is “excited to see what committees she does get.”
The development is the second defeat for Ocasio-Cortez, whose tenure as a member of Congress is just one-week-old.
Despite support from the progressive coalition, Tlaib failed to win a seat on the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding of federal government agencies.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, faced a rare bipartisan rebuke after issuing a profane pledge to impeach President Trump hours after she was sworn in, referring to the president as a “motherfucker.” Speaking to reporters in her home state this week, Tlaib reiterated that she would not apologize for the remark, and only expressed regret that it became a “distraction.”
“I am a person that is authentically me,” Tlaib said at a Michigan Veterans Foundation event Tuesday. “I’m very passionate about fighting for all of us, and the use of that language was a teachable moment for me.”
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