Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, slammed scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin's plea that new Democrats in Congress are growing up.
Sorkin, who wrote "The West Wing" and "The Social Network", told CNN's Fareed Zakaria Friday: "I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. to act as young people, okay, it's time to do so.
Sorkin added that Democrats should now be "not stupid party" and "be wise" with new legislation and campaigns in Congress.
" I think there is a great opportunity here, now more than ever, for Dems to be the non-stupid party to point out the difference, "he said." It's not just transgender bathrooms ̵
" We have not forgotten the middle class economic anxiety, but we will be wise in this.
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Ocasio-Cortez dismissed Sorkin's call on Sunday tweeting : "Newsflash: Medicare for All and Equal Rights is not trends. "Medicare for all is one of the most important principles of Ocasio-Cortez's platform." Don't see you fight for them. "
" If we do not come up with people, why do you feel entitled to their vote? "
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Ocasio-Cortez lost his place in the powerful House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month, which oversees many parts of US economic policy and would have been a high profile arena for her to commit her progressive policies.
She secured however, somewhere in the House Financial Services Committee, which has the authority to monitor large banks and financial services in the United States and shape new rules.