Published: Sat, January 12, 2019

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

She even felt so strongly about being how much money her staffers make that she vowed to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, but now it's come to light that the Congresswoman failed to pay workers' compensation coverage for a month a year ago, the New York Daily News reported.

"The employer did not have the required workers' compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid", said Melissa Stewart, the spokeswoman for New York's Workers Compensation Board.

Last year Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after she lamented the shuttering of a coffee shop in NY, which, it was revealed, closed its doors because of the wage hike in the state - a policy that she supports, causing 150 people to lose their jobs. "She doesn't understand how the place works yet".

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

Some lawmakers who have working relationships with Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her huge platform to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans, instead, Politico reported.


AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats' frustration with the outspoken new member of their House.

Technically, it's the same political party, but a newer swath of lawmakers are filling seats in the Capitol, including Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman already making ripples in her first week.

In 2011, Ocasio-Cortez graduated from Boston University with a degree in economics and worldwide relations. For example, during a recent "60 Minutes" interview, she explained that being "morally right" is more important than being factually accurate. I say, 'OK, this was clumsy.' and then I restate what my point was.

"In private conversations with Ocasio-Cortez over the past few months, Velázquez counseled Ocasio-Cortez against targeting her Democratic colleagues in future elections", Politico reported.

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", he said.

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