Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined for lapse in worker's compensation coverage

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez poses with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a ceremonial swearing-in

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez poses with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a ceremonial swearing-in

But now she's under fire for failing to provide people who worked for her proper legal protection.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been fined by the state for not providing workers' compensation coverage for a month a year ago.

Melissa Stewart, a state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman, told the Daily News that the Ocasio-Cortez campaign coverage lasted from March 31 to April 30 a year ago and it already paid the fine.

Stewart says the coverage is "vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries".

Lieberman said Thursday that she's too "left-left" to help the Democratic Party be a sustainable political powerhouse. "It's unbelievable", said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud.

Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee-which is usually off limits to freshman reps - with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for a slate of fresh-faced candidates to earn posh assignments.

Just a few weeks into the new Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is already causing heartburn among centrist Democrats who are wary of her unapologetic proposal to raise the top marginal income tax rate to 70 per cent.

According to reports, the campaign was forced to pay a $1,500 fine for not providing the required insurance.

Additionally, Ocasio-Cortez accused: President Trump "he has a proven track record of discrimination against anybody who's really non-white in the United States" predating his 2016 election to the White House. Jeffries is the new Democratic Caucus chair.

When asked by Anderson Cooper on CBS's 60 Minutes, whether Trump "is a racist", she responded: "Yeah, yeah no question".

"I think she needs to give herself an opportunity to know her colleagues and to give herself a sense of the chemistry of the body before passing judgment on anyone or anything", Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) said. "That's a condescending word, so I'd like to take it back". But it's- it's not the same thing as- as the President lying about immigrants.

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