On her first day on the job, Democrat-socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) led a “liberal revolt” sit-in outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office over an internal rules package that prevents the House from increasing the deficit by requiring additional spending offsets. “Tomorrow I will also vote No on the rules package, which is trying to slip in #PAYGO,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. The rules change was the second vote for Democrats on Thursday, and AOC’s efforts were dubbed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a threat “to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge” since the House cannot proceed with the new term until rules are set. We’re suddenly becoming a big AOC fan. Weird.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On her first day on Capitol Hill a week after winning the election, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participated in a protest sit-in staged outside the office of soon-to-be-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Now, on the first day that the Democrats officially take over the House, the radical representative is helping lead a “liberal revolt” that, as the San Francisco Chronicle puts it, “threatens to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge.”
Democratic Reps Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ro Khanna (CA) say they will vote against a sweeping internal rules change package assembled and promoted by Pelosi. The rules change is just the second vote Democrats will take Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez and Khanna’s issue: the package’s inclusion of a pay as you go (PAYGO) measure, which prevents the House from increasing the budget deficit by requiring offsets for any additional spending.