Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a majorly recognized name in politics. She raises millions of dollars on her famous name, and apparently, has refused to contribute a single penny to the Democratic House Members re-election fund.
Known as an outspoken democratic socialist outsider who took down what she calls an “establishment” democrat, she has chosen rather to fund campaigns that aim to oust current sitting elected members of the Democratic party.
Last quarter she raised more than any Democrat in the House of Representatives. Her refusal to cooperate with her Democratic colleagues has ruffled many feathers within the party. One House Democratic aid said, “Deadbeat Cortez should pay her bills. She’s always whining about people paying their fair share and here she is leaving her friends with the bill.” (Fox News) Another Democratic House Representative also commenting with, “Sometimes the question comes: Do you want to be in a majority or do you want to be in the minority? And do you want to be part of a team?” (Fox News)
AOC has also publicly snubbed the Democrats on their ask to contribute to the party funds, saying that it is divisive and harmful and she instead prefers to give directly to what she calls swing candidates.