Fellow Democrats are trying to rein in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Just one week into her congressional tenure, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ruffling feathers within her own party — which is now mounting a behind-the-scenes effort to rein in the social media star.

Democrats have expressed concern about the Bronx-born socialist, mostly over her backing of a campaign by Justice Democrats to mount primary challenges against the party’s moderates.

The leftist group behind the push announced its first “primary target,” Rep. Henry Cueller, on Friday in a tweet calling him a “fake Democrat” and putting out the call for a “grassroots progressive challenger.” 

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