The big picture: Very unusually for a first-year lawmaker, let alone a victor who hasn’t even in office yet, Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly driven news since the midterms, including these tweets yesterday from lawmakers’ freshman orientation at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics:
“When I said that our organizing doesn’t end with an election, I meant it.”
“Our ‘bipartisan’ Congressional orientation is cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that this wasn’t told to us in advance. Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where‘s labor? Activists? Frontline community leaders?”
She’s also on track to be the most famous House Democrat after Speaker-designate Pelosi.