And Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., said that Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to pubicly feud with longtime Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., even after she defeated him in a shocking primary contest last month was upsetting Democrats in the House.
“She’s not asking my advice,” Pascrell said. “I would do it differently, rather than make enemies of people.”
Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo. — who is facing a primary challenge from the left by community activist Cori Bush, who has Ocasio-Cortez’s backing — was more direct.
“Once an election is over and you win, why are you still angry?” Clay asked. “I think it’s a lack of maturity on her part, and a lack of political acumen, for her to be that petty.”