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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Blames Staff Member for Gaffe

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has no intention of looking bad, even it means throwing a member of her own staff under the bus.

After a website posting drew criticism, AOC blamed it on one of her staff members, stating, “I definitely had a staffer that had a really bad day at work.”

Good for a Few Laughs

While her response may have been cute and funny to some, it simply shows the youngest member of Congress is incapable of taking the blame or protecting her people.

There is no shame in admitting to a mistake.

There is shame, however, in any leader throwing their staff under the bus simply to protect one’s own image.

The posting in question was in regard to AOC’s Green New Deal proposal.

The Green New Deal FAQ that was published, according to AOC, was a working outline that was not meant for publishing.

The FAQ was taken down from her website not long after it was posted, as it was quickly becoming the laughing stock of the Internet world.

Let’s just say “cow farts” have never been discussed so much before that document was introduced to the public.

Distancing Themselves

As the FAQ became more prominent, many Democrats started to distance themselves from both AOC and the proposal.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MASS) stated, “I’m familiar with the fact sheet. But again, it’s separate from the resolution, all right?”

He later added, “That’s what you should focus on. Focus on the resolution.”

The reason he wanted everyone to focus on the resolution was because it is quickly becoming apparent that Ocasio-Cortez’s office is apparently run by people with a pre-school education.

The legislation is now considered to be a failure of epic proportions.

It was never accepted by party leadership and fell flat on its proverbial face during a Senate vote, as it did not garner a single “yes” vote.

AOC should not be able to withstand many more of these gaffes if she expects to be re-elected.

There are already whispers in the Republican party of opposition, so AOC may also find herself as the youngest member of Congress to lose a re-election bid.

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