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Elitist much? AOC yells "I'm the boss!" at event in Queens

Published in Blog on February 26, 2019 by Article V Patriot

Most of our federal officials have enough polish not to admit in public that they think of themselves as better than the constituents they supposedly serve.

But not Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She let the cat out of the bag last Friday at an event in Queens, New York, when she yelled "I'm the boss!" when it comes to fixing climate change.

"Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it's creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried," she said.

"So people are like, 'Oh it's unrealistic. Oh it's vague. Oh it doesn't address this little minute thing,'" she added. "And I'm like, 'You try. You do it. Cuz you're not. Cuz you're not. So, until you do it, I'm the boss.' How about that?'"

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