Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a stunning upset over longtime Congressman Joe Crowley and now she's helping the progressive group that recruited her to find others to challenge Democratic incumbents.
Ocasio-Cortez has been a critic of the financial system, and has siad she would like to see the break-up of the biggest banks and the restoration of the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated investment and commercial banking.
The progressive firebrand, who isn't yet officially a member of the House Financial Services Committee, took to Twitter Wednesday to send a number of missives arguing that the era of banks using campaign contributions to buy legislative favors is coming to an end.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez replied to the former governor's tweet, but instead of targeting the lesson toward fifth graders, she more specifically directed her tweet to "a far-right former Governor".
She was originally vying to be on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, but moderate Democrat Tom Suozzi was selected instead.
House GOP blocks Iowa Rep. Steve King from committees
James Clyburn, D-S.C., the party's No. 3 leader, said Monday he would introduce a resolution to express "disapproval of Mr. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the move against King on Monday.
While she meant she and her fellow liberal Democrats would enthusiastically pursue their agenda items, "run train" is known as a crude sexual term, which is sometimes used to denote acting in an aggressive manner.
Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib both identify as democratic socialists.
On Monday, Donald Trump dismissed pot-shots fired by Ms Ocasio-Cortez, after she called the president "racist".
Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter, telling her 2.4 million followers: 'I bartended for *years* in New York City.
"What have you got left?" she asked. "I remember that evening on election day in November".