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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were dealt blows this week after failing to secure seats on powerful House committees despite a push from progressive groups.

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY), a former lawyer and accountant in his second term, clinched a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday, beating out Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who vowed to promote a “Green New Deal” and “Medicare for All,’”if given a seat on the influential panel.

In a statement, Suozzi, who represents Glen Cove, New York, pledged to “fight for the national issues voters and American families are concerned about — increasing wages, improving retirement security, and reducing healthcare and prescription drug costs.”

Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, said that while the progressive lawmaker hoped to win the seat, she is “excited to see what committees she does get.”

The development is the second defeat for Ocasio-Cortez, whose tenure as a member of Congress is just one-week-old.

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez joined House Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) in voting against the rules package, including the “pay-go” provision. The rule, designed to prevent the deficit from increasing, encourages Congress to offset the cost of legislation that increases spending on entitlement programs.

Supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the rules package passed 234-197.

Ocasio-Cortez’s candidacy was supported by left-wing organizations, including the Democratic Socialists of America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, as part of a campaign to install progressive lawmakers in influential committees to reign in corporate influence.

“As nearly every major potential Democratic presidential contender embraces progressive ideas like Medicare For All, free college, and ending mass deportation and incarceration, we need progressive champions on key House committees that would fight to pass these policies under a Democratic administration, not centrists who would simply cave to their big corporate donors,” Alexandra Rojas, the executive director for the Justice Democrats, said at the time.

Despite support from the progressive coalition, Tlaib failed to win a seat on the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding of federal government agencies.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, faced a rare bipartisan rebuke after issuing a profane pledge to impeach President Trump hours after she was sworn in, referring to the president as a “motherfucker.”

Speaking to reporters in her home state this week, Tlaib reiterated that she would not apologize for the remark, and only expressed regret that it became a “distraction.”

“I am a person that is authentically me,” Tlaib said at a Michigan Veterans Foundation event Tuesday. “I’m very passionate about fighting for all of us, and the use of that language was a teachable moment for me.”

“I understand I am a member of Congress. And I don’t want anything that I do or say to distract us. That is the only thing I apologize for, is that it was a distraction,” she added.

“We have a course that we have to stick to, and nothing I say should distract us from that. The shutdown has to be at the forefront, that’s what I am here for, to shift to. This is so much more important.”

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75 Comments

75 Comments

  1. Mary Johnson

    January 13, 2019 at 1:11 am

    With what they showed for their mouths just showed they needed to learn more before getting any seat.

    • KEITH WILLIAMS

      January 13, 2019 at 2:20 am

      Why don’t they unseat them both under the SCOUS ruling that the oath of office MUST be taken with a Christian Bible

      /

      • Chria Robinette

        January 13, 2019 at 2:28 am

        I fully agree as not using the bible they have just said that they will NOT support nor defend the US Constitution or American laws.

      • MIKE GUNTER

        January 13, 2019 at 3:27 am

        WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THESE LAWS ABOUT SWEARING IN ON THE BIBLE? IF THEY DON’T WANT TO SWEAR IN ON A BIBLE THEN THEY SHOULDN’T RUN FOR OFFICE. IF THEY WIN THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE TO SWEAR IN ON A BIBLE.

        • Richard R. Pope

          January 13, 2019 at 5:28 am

          It wouldn’t do any good. These traitors will never up hold the Constitution. They are enemy combatants and should spend the rest of their miserable lives in GITMO.
          America: Love it or Leave it!
          GOD Bless and GOD Help us,
          rich!

        • Maria Y. Vela

          January 13, 2019 at 5:43 am

          Exactly and it should NOT BE ALLOWED, it goes against everything that our country has fought for all these years. A very bad thing.

        • Helga Renfro

          January 14, 2019 at 12:05 am

          Mike is it not finally dawning of the American people that they have turned over their country to all these sucking foreigners??? I am not talking about most legal immigrants but the illegals and the ones from certain countries. Certain people should absolutely be kept out.I am sick of this mess and I see no way out. Another caravan is forming larger than the last one. Asshole Newsome from CA welcomed all people on need from all over the world to come to CA the state of the crazies.

    • Fred Sheehan

      January 13, 2019 at 8:31 am

      What they showed is that they are completely unqualified and will likely remain so.

    • Karole Fedrick

      January 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      What they showed is the frightening level of deception of the people who elected them. The country as a whole has been rejecting socialism for decades, but that fight is being lost in the classrooms through disinformation about the realities of socialism and in the hearts through the growing sense of entitlement. God help us.

  2. Michael Patterson

    January 13, 2019 at 1:11 am

    I want to see Tlaib removed from congress we don’t need people like her so filled with hate for America and Israel!

    • ca

      January 13, 2019 at 2:16 am

      agreed, she’s dangerous, SHE’S a RADICAL distraction for godsake! is she being tutored by the other anti americans w/a chip on their entitled shoulder, mad maxine and the fraud in the white house and fellow muslim obama? they disgust me!

    • Dorie Morton

      January 14, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      Exactly, I don’t even understand why and who are people voted for these hateful individuals.

    • DIANE C

      January 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT MICHAEL! SOOO FULL OF HATE,SHE HATES ANYTHING AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Charles Harris

    January 13, 2019 at 1:15 am

    These ultra liberal and mega crazed Socialist are the problem for the Democrats. They own them. Like a bad kid in a restaurant or on a plane. The parents made them what they are and they must take the blame for their misbehavior. Americans will recognize these people as faces in the Democrat party and judge them and their party.

    • Arlene

      January 13, 2019 at 1:47 am

      I agree with every word you wrote.

  4. coachpan

    January 13, 2019 at 1:17 am

    There should be an IQ requirement to run for Congress!

    • Eddie

      January 13, 2019 at 1:54 am

      Coach…if there was both the Senate and the House would be empty ! They could at least make the IQ requirements be that each person’s IQ be higher than their shoe size !

    • Jo

      January 13, 2019 at 2:54 am

      You bet !!!!

  5. Debbie

    January 13, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Fully agree with Michael Patterson! Get rid of all 3 of those abhorrent freshmen!

  6. John R. PylesIII

    January 13, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Isn’t there a law prohibiting Muslims from election to federal posts (IE:congress)?

    • Grace Joy

      January 13, 2019 at 1:28 am

      If there isn’t, there should be. The congressman Andre Carson, who the following article says wants many more Mus lims in congress, is a Mus lim himself. Don’t forget that Keith Ellison, who spent 12 years twisting MN as Congressman (taken over by Mus lim Omar who stopped the 181 yr ban on head coverings to appease her Mus lim supremacy) is now Attorney General, ready to change more laws toward Sh’ria-compliance.

      https://barenakedislam.com/2019/01/12/congressmuslim-andre-carson-d-in-envisions-impeach-the-motherfucker-rashida-tlaib-and-anti-israel-bds-promoter-ilhan-omar-as-future-leaders-of-america/

      • Wilson

        January 13, 2019 at 2:03 am

        According to the 1952 law they are not suppose to be in the US period but if they followed actual immigration laws they would not be permitted anyway since their cult is not compatible with America and they are trying to overthrow our gov. 8 U.S. Code Subchapter V – ALIEN TERRORIST REMOVAL PROCEDURES, 8 U.S. Code § 1227 – Deportable aliens.

        (4) Security and related grounds
        (A) In generalAny alien who has engaged, is engaged, or at any time after admission engages in—
        (i) any activity to violate any law of the United States relating to espionage or sabotage or to violate or evade any law prohibiting the export from the United States of goods, technology, or sensitive information,
        (ii) any other criminal activity which endangers public safety or national security, or
        (iii) any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to, or the control or overthrow of, the Government of the United States by force, violence, or other unlawful means,
        is deportable.
        (B) Terrorist activities
        Any alien who is described in subparagraph (B) or (F) of section 1182(a)(3) of this title is deportable.

        (C) Foreign policy
        (i) In general
        An alien whose presence or activities in the United States the Secretary of State has reasonable ground to believe would have potentially serious adverse foreign policy consequences for the United States is deportable.

        • Stephen A Menice Sr

          January 13, 2019 at 4:33 am

          The McCarren Walters Act of 1952.

  7. Tom

    January 13, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Does the term DIRTBAG Ring a Bell? You don’t speak about any duly elected President like that. Not even Obama, Bush or Clinton.

  8. Phil

    January 13, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Such crude people these women are. Democrats show no decency.

  9. BWH

    January 13, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Profanity is the ATTEMPT of a weak mind to express itself forcefully! The Muslim from Michigan keeps proving it.’

  10. Nat Cartmell

    January 13, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Tlaib is a foul mouthed piece of trash and is absolutely not representative of anything American. She has not, and can not assimilate, therefore has no place in the American government and should be removed immediately. This is the second most disgusting person that I have ever seen in our political system. The first is no longer in office. This country will never survive with this kind of hateful anti Americans in our government.

    • rosi d

      January 13, 2019 at 2:08 am

      .She is NOT Palestinian-American. She is just Palestinian in America.

    • GenaT

      January 13, 2019 at 2:17 am

      She is a reflection of the district she represents – Dearbornistan. Many of her constituents agree wholeheartedly with her and what she says she stands for.

  11. Wilson

    January 13, 2019 at 1:36 am

    The only seat cortez needs to be given is high chair.

    • Michael_T

      January 13, 2019 at 3:14 am

      The only committee that she’s qualified for is scrubbing the toilets for the other members of the House.

    • Crystal Fenton

      January 13, 2019 at 8:05 am

      LOL, good one! A true “Bimbo” in every sense of the word!

  12. Brian

    January 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

    2 un-American nutbars … got elected because of fools that listened to left wing destructive organizations funded by even more dangerous nutjobs – like Palestinian hatefuls and Soros human hater.

    • Wilson

      January 13, 2019 at 1:55 am

      Ill give soros this, at least he hates all All Americans “equally”. 😛

      • MICHAEL MANFREDONIO

        January 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm

        Amen.

  13. Elliott

    January 13, 2019 at 1:45 am

    These two woman are scum

  14. E

    January 13, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Why is she speaking at a veteran’s event?

  15. Polly

    January 13, 2019 at 1:59 am

    They might be unable to learn as they behave like know it all

  16. Bob

    January 13, 2019 at 2:03 am

    She doesn’t want her reference to POTUS as an MF’r to be a distraction. But she can say it directly to her son. She has displayed her families level of crude and disrespectful. You have to wonder if there is a limit of crude that would distract her family. How in Hell does a wicked bitch get elected? Who in Hell are the voters?

  17. John

    January 13, 2019 at 2:23 am

    DEMOCRAT, NEVER Again. These Socialist DumbocRats Guarantee that!

    REPUBLICAN for evermore!

  18. Joseph A Midona

    January 13, 2019 at 2:39 am

    2 FRIGGIN IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Gary

    January 13, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Will Sandy Cortez make another video dancing on a roof top again because of this HA

    • Michael_T

      January 13, 2019 at 3:15 am

      If she does, will Rashida Tlaib throw her off the roof?

  20. Guillermo

    January 13, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Tlaib- an authentic a-hole!
    Cortez-a dumb a-hole

  21. James Kelly

    January 13, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Wouldn’t engage in oral sex with either; afraid what I might catch from their mouths.

    • Patty

      January 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Those two would make a dildo go limp

  22. CHI

    January 13, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Stop these two before we have to pay them a retirement.

  23. Sam Lehman

    January 13, 2019 at 3:58 am

    The Dearborn area must have a lot of Muslims and a lot of wannabees for her to get elected, they don’t represent American culture, and shouldn’t have a Congressional District to begin with.

    • Sam Lehman

      January 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

      And anybody without a law degree has no business being elected to congress, making laws

      • catman

        January 13, 2019 at 4:13 am

        Too many lawyers in government is a good part of what our problems are. Their numbers should be controlled by law. We need more business people, doctors and even an Indian chief or two. More than anything else we need loyal American people.

    • fred

      February 8, 2019 at 3:16 am

      better yet she doesn’t live there

  24. ca

    January 13, 2019 at 4:13 am

    ok folks, THAT is the face of the new anti-american, feminazi, socialist democraps. they surely do not represent me nor anyone i know… they’re an embarrassment to this country and both should be kicked to the curb… if they truly do represent their constituency, God help us!

  25. Larry Hasbro

    January 13, 2019 at 4:32 am

    DEMORATS, SOCIALISTS AND LIBERALS ARE THE RUINATION OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY FOR EVERY TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN
    TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020

  26. bobbie

    January 13, 2019 at 4:43 am

    “I am a person that is authentically me,” Tlaib said at a Michigan Veterans Foundation event Tuesday. Miz Tliab, you are more authentically vulgar with a very vulgar mouth. The words you should not be stated in public, and especially on national TV. You are a disgrace to America and the American people! You really really need to learn some proper manners and proper etiquette. NO ONE, and I do Mean NO ONE (that includes your base at home, and also the Democratic Party members) wants to hear this kind of vulgar language about anyone. If this keeps up we will all start campaigning in your state to VOTE YOU OUT OF OFFICE. Perhaps we should do it anyway, starting tomorrow! You are the kind of representative America does not need!!!

  27. Michael A Heath Sr.

    January 13, 2019 at 4:49 am

    2 Moronic Idiots !!! Birds of a feather for sure! They need to be watched just in case !!!

  28. ahzz

    January 13, 2019 at 5:02 am

    What do you expect from a couple of loud mouth, clueless “Commie Socialist & Moo-Slum” LOSERS!

  29. Kathleen Marion

    January 13, 2019 at 5:04 am

    A teachable moment that was lost on the student. A teachable moment is when you get shut down for bad behavior and you realize you are dealing with adults in the big sandbox who don’t find your sort of crass gutter trailer trash talk attractive. That moment went right over your towel-head.

  30. bbaker

    January 13, 2019 at 5:08 am

    “Motherfuck” these bitches – They are a distraction and an embarrassment to every AMERICAN CITIZEN.
    GET THEM OUT NOW!!!!!

  31. Jon Wisdom

    January 13, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Why wasn’t Tlaib brought up on ethics charges? Same for Sandy who was given a $1500 slap on the wrist for violating labor laws related to her employees.

  32. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    January 13, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Is this the death of the Democratic Motherfuckers? All their doing for their money they receive is holding up progress in this country. If Trump says yes the motherfuckers say no. Go ahead and try your free shit. Your not dipping into my money, you motherfuckers.Keep an eye out for the train.

  33. Sandy

    January 13, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Rashida Tlaib is a foul mouthed POS Muslim who took her congressional oath on a Quran. She called our president a horrific name and refuses to apooligize. Is THIS the future of American government??
    Ocasio Cortez is a dim witted socialist that young people who support socialism are crazy about.
    From the “tippy top” of her head to her little toesie wosies she ignorant and has absolutely no concept of history, economics, and basic government.
    Anyone who walks around constantly with a huge grin on their face has got to be a touch mentally challenged.
    Glad neither one of them made it!

  34. RAY SAY

    January 13, 2019 at 6:41 am

    It’s there Big Mouths that will destroy them

  35. Richard Cole

    January 13, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Both of these “ladies” need to learn the first rule of holes, once you find yourself in one, the best way to get out is to stop digging. That may be hard for both of them. They truly have big, really big mouths.

  36. LydiaMay

    January 13, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Neither of these women have the capacity to hold office. They are nut jobs exploding all over the place. Rashida is NOT fighting for me. I do not want our president impeached and I do not want him called a bad name. Sharia Law is in conflict with our constitution so she cannot even honor her oath. She needs to be recalled.

  37. John Isbell

    January 13, 2019 at 8:49 am

    MS TLaib needs to be censored . Her comments can be read by children, and those children don’t need to hear adults talking like that. How would you feel if your teacher sent your kid home from school because they learned that language from our government representatives. NOT GOOD !!!

  38. Irene Renner

    January 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    about time someone stopped bug eyes and other idiot too. I love it. Good laugh to wake up to

  39. RE 738038363

    January 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Tlaib your a disgrace to human dignity and you should have never been allowd be sworn in on anything but the bible. You should be immediately removed form your position , NOW.

  40. Arthur Hughes

    January 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    This woman is an American as a palastinian rock

  41. Frank Campo

    January 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Just want to thank the voters that sent these two to congress.

  42. MaryAnn

    January 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Copy/past of §2385:
    “”Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
    Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
    Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof

    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    No individual possesses the awesome force of elected, appointed, or employed office of the USA and Constitution, or any thing thereunder. It’s what allegiance is all bout… the same allegiance being betrayed to overthrow government and not defend against those enemies!

  43. FAST EDDIE

    January 14, 2019 at 7:53 am

    What kind of Veteran’s foundation does Michigan have that would have Talid speak at one of their events. I am ashamed of a Veterans group that would do that.

  44. abolishliberalism

    January 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    i think they both deserve seats on the Democrat “Dumb and Dumber” committee as there seems to be a never ending supply of spots on that one seeing how its the lefts biggest committee!

  45. DT

    January 14, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    2 dumb-hoe with big hole!

  46. guy

    January 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The voters are to blame for electing these two morons. Tlaib can’t call her kids Dad a MF because she doesn’t know who their fathers are!!! How Sad!!!

  47. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    January 15, 2019 at 3:58 am

    They gave it to some other mother fucker.

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