Ocasio-Cortez storms Washington, winning headlines but rankling some colleagues

If Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s colleagues hoped she would tone it down once she arrived in Washington, they were mistaken.

The freshman firebrand Democrat from the Bronx made it clear she will not sit back, stay quiet and defer to more senior lawmakers.

In her first two weeks on the job, the congresswoman-elect joined a climate-change protest outside Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office, streamed a Q&A with supporters while cooking her macaroni-and-cheese dinner on Instagram Live, and engaged in a Twitter spat with two “fallen” vice presidential candidates: Sarah Palin and Joe Lieberman.

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