Progressives are reeling over how quickly that the rug has been yanked out from under them in a prospective Biden administration and few have received a harsher reality check than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Since the theft of the election, AOC’s shining star has dimmed with there no longer being a need for Democrats to mobilize clueless younger voters who were motivated by a desire for free stuff.
The top promoter of the utopian Green New Deal that would impose socialism on America, Ocasio-Cortez may have been sought out by Team Biden before the election but now that it’s over, so is her time in the spotlight.
On Thursday, the temperamental Twitter diva who moonlights as a U.S. congresswoman was snubbed for a seat on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee when her fellow Democrats instead chose Rep. Kathleen Rice, a more serious member.
Adding insult to injury, the committee vote wasn’t even close as AOC was trounced by a score of 46-13.
Rep. Kathleen Rice has captured a prized seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee after a contentious showdown with fellow New Yorker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rice and Ocasio-Cortez have been battling behind the scenes for weeks to secure one of the few open seats on the exclusive committee, which oversees everything from health care policy to climate issues. Tensions spilled into the open Thursday in a private meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee, where Democrats were forced to choose between the two members in a tense — and awkward — secret ballot vote.
Rice ultimately won in a lopsided vote of 46-13, though it wasn’t without some drama after some moderate Democrats openly criticized Ocasio-Cortez.
Just before the Steering Committee moved to vote on the Energy and Commerce slots, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team presented a slate of their preferred candidates for four out of the five seats.
But notably, top Democrats did not choose a nominee for the final seat, which is essentially reserved for a New York member — forcing Rice and Ocasio-Cortez into a head-to-head matchup.
The panel launched into an intense round of speeches on each candidate, with several Democrats speaking up to lobby against Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman member and social media star who is seen as a political threat by many of the caucus’s moderates for her far-left policies. On the video call, several Democrats called out Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to help liberal challengers take out their own incumbents, as well as her refusal to pay party campaign dues.
“I’m taking into account who works against other members in primaries and who doesn’t,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said on the call, according to multiple sources. Cuellar successfully fended off a primary challenge from Jessica Cisneros, who Ocasio-Cortez supported.
The arrogance of the former bartender who was notorious for not playing well with others and who quickly turned off senior House colleagues when she arrived on the scene is now realizing that things are going to be much different than she envisioned.
Ocasio-Cortez not only clashed with other House members but also actively recruited candidates to oppose them in primaries and now her petulance has come full circle to bite her in the ass.
The winner, Rep. Rice delivered the following statement:
“New Yorkers deserve a fighter to lower the cost of prescription drugs, address climate change, and improve our drinking water. I look forward to working with my colleagues to help the incoming Biden-Harris Administration combat the COVID-19 pandemic and build back our economy.”
It was AOC who sank the deal for a second Amazon headquarters to be centered in New York City, costing her own constituents tens of thousands of well-paying job opportunities for the sake of self-promotion.
Progressives and socialists including Bernie Sanders have been grumbling over the lack of representation in the Biden regime but sooner or later the useful idiots will have to realize that they were played.