In an interview last night on an event in his home state, Wisconsin, former speaker Paul Ryan told him he offered the New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez some pointers for life in Congress as a young freshman representative – and insisted she did not seem to listen to "one thing" he said.
Ryan, who approached hundreds of company members and the forward organization Jainesville, began reflecting on his elections for 28 years to Parliament in 1998. Ryan chose not to re-elect in 2018 and now serves on the Fox Corporation Board. who owns Fox News Channel.
"It was different then," Ryan said, noting that only another member of Congress was like him in his 20s. "Everyone else was like 1
Ryan said to the youth that he was" energizing "and the chance to make a real difference – but he also discussed some of the possible pitfalls.
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"The best advice I gave myself – as my mother gave me that others gave me – was, you have two ears and one mouth, use it in that share," said Ryan. "You are ready to go, but you need to know that you do not know everything. There is much you can learn from, listen to and apply."
Followed by a moderator's question, Ryan added: "In fact, I was talking to AOC – AOC, everyone calls her AOC. She is one year older than when I came in – she is the youngest person there now. I just gave her some Get small tips on being a good member of Congress, new. Don't think she's really listened to anything I said, "Ryan said as the audience laughed.
"Take it easy, just look at things for a while, don't ruffle anyone – see how it works first" said, telling his advice.
Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as one of the most vocal members of a democratic freshman class in the Parliament that contains some other prominent names – including the Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib (who has promised, sometimes uses colorful languages, to punish President Trump) and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (whose repeated use of troops called anti-Semitic has caused r ebukes from her own party).
From her sweeping environmental and social proposals, the Green New Deal, which some estimates say could cost more than $ 90 trillion, is called to her public spats with everyone from Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney to Trump and the White House, Ocasio-Cortez made it clear that she's not planning to lie low – even telling critics in February: "I'm the boss."
"I don't think she really listened to anything I said."
On Wednesday, Trump returned and beat Ocasio-Cortez as a "young bartender , 29 years old, and mocked the senior Democrats to be "petrified" of her political clout.
"The Green New Deal. The first time I heard that, I said," That's the craziest thing, "Trump told House GOP lawmakers." You have senators who are professionals who they know have been there for a long time … and they are behind her tremors. They are petrified of her. "
Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender and political organizer in New York City before he cited the incumbent US rep. Joe Crowley in a democratic primary last year.
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However, for Ryan, age cannot be the best line for attacks on the Republicans in the hope of minimizing the influence of Ocasio-Cortez.
"A wave of young people began to come in more and more" In the beginning The 2000s said Ryan: "I think it's great."