Joe Lieberman, former Democratic Senator from CT, made it clear he is not a fan of New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Her chief of staff also fired back at House Democratic lawmakers who spoke to Politico about Ocasio-Cortez.
The report described lawmakers as fearful of Ocasio-Cortez's ability to swing progressives against more establishment Democrats and anxious to utilize her influence to unite the party.
The campaign for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, paid a $1,500 fine for lapsed workers' compensation coverage last spring.
"I'm sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there's nearly an outstanding rule: Don't attack your own people", Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said.
AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats' frustration with the outspoken new member of their House. "We just don't need sniping in our Democratic Caucus".
"She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?" a House Democrat who agrees with her on the issues told Politico.
According to the NYDN, a "Democratic campaign veteran scoffed that "it's not a great look" for Ocasio-Cortez that her campaign received a fine for not carrying workers' compensation coverage".
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board's website also shows that Ocasio-Cortez's campaign carried two other comp policies with the State Insurance Fund.
"The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".
"I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right", she told host Anderson Cooper.
Instead, the open downstate NY slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.