Democrats Reportedly Trying to "Rein In" Ocasio-Cortez

Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden and ranking member Frank Pallone speak during the markup of the the American Health Care Act the Republican replacement to Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington

Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden and ranking member Frank Pallone speak during the markup of the the American Health Care Act the Republican replacement to Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington

The 29-year-old, who shockingly bested incumbent New York Rep. Joe Crowley in a June Democratic congressional primary, was recently in the news for giving a wild response to President Donald Trump's Wednesday Oval Office address to the nation. Also pictured is Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., right.

Ocasio-Cortez, who describes herself as a "democratic socialist" has become the face of a new younger and more "woke" demographic focused on fixing systemic problems in the country.

"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", veteran Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said.

Just kidding, she'll keep on plugging away on the exact social and environmental reforms she has been, which will ultimately do more to save us than Joe Lieberman ever did.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", said Representative Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.). "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law". She still has not answered whether she will follow through with her own advice to fellow lawmakers to "have some integrity" and forgo her paychecks during the partial government shutdown.

An unnamed Democratic lawmaker added, "She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?"

Some lawmakers are trying to convince Ocasio-Cortez to use her influence to unite Democrats, while others have warned her that she's headed for a lonely tenure in Congress if she treats her more moderate colleagues as enemies, the report said.

However, Ocasio-Cortez has seen an explosion in popularity, thanks especially to Facebook and Twitter, neither of which existed when Lieberman ran for vice president in 2000.

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", Lieberman said during a spot on Fox Business News.