Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shines light on ‘sloppy’ GOP witnesses: ‘It’s embarrassing’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called out the GOP on Twitter Thursday for what she described as “the sheer mediocrity of witnesses” it called forth during House committee hearings.

Ocasio-Cortez sits on the House Committees on Financial Services and Oversight and Reform and is also a member of subcommittees on Environment and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She has endeavored to shine a light on how Washington works since her victory in the 2018 midterm elections, which was documented in the new Netflix movie“Knock Down The House.” 

In February, Ocasio-Cortez expressed her shock at discovering that lobbyists pay people (some of whom are homeless) to wait in line for them outside committee hearings.

Related: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram

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would you stand up and walk out on me?/
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song/
and I’ll try not to sing out of key. /
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends /
mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends 🎶
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Own your power.
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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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