How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from bartender to congresswoman

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign was fined by the state of NY for not having required workers' compensation for a month previous year, according to the NY state Workers' Compensation Board.

The 29-year-old, who shockingly bested incumbent New York Rep. Joe Crowley in a June Democratic congressional primary, was recently in the news for giving a wild response to President Donald Trump's Wednesday Oval Office address to the nation. In addition to working with the Marijuana Policy Project, Riffle has also worked as communications director former Rep. Keith Ellison and a legislative aide to former Rep. John Conyers.

Another Democrat said they'd like to see the rising self-described Democratic socialist star give her fellow colleagues a chance before "passing judgment".

Last week, a conservative activist released an old video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college, apparently in an homage to the '80s classic The Breakfast Club, in an effort to humiliate the newly-sworn-in Congresswoman.

Now, Democratic members of Congress are saying they're done with her "sniping" at their own party and aren't sure if her career in Congress will go too well if she keeps up the criticism.

GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud called the news "hypocrisy at its finest".

How did Ocasio-Cortez respond?

With more than 2 million followers on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez uses the power of social media to address issues on her terms.

In a comparison that Ocasio-Cortez would surely hate, politicos have pointed out that the NY rep. has "Trumpian" tendencies.

She floated the idea during an interview on the CBS show "60 Minutes", which will be shown on Sunday.

"I don't know enough about her to be able to determine if she's going to be a good member or what", said Rep. "That's a condescending word, so I'd like to take it back".

"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors", she wrote in a tweet.

In November, the elected Democrat became the youngest female rep.in Congress in USA history.

Vanessa Coleman

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