House Democrats snubbed Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by voting to seat Representative Kathleen Price (D-NY) on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
This move by Democrats is yet another repudiation of the progressive wing of the Democrat party. With the election over, figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are finding themselves sidelined by a party that recognizes the damage they are doing.
Price was confirmed by committee members by a margin of 46-13, a devastating defeat for Ocasio-Cortez.
When asked about the decision on Friday, Ocasio-Cortez said, “It’s tough, always, You always kind of shoot high and you don’t always get what you want and that’s, you know, I think totally understandable.”
The House Energy and Commerce Committee handles issues from the environment to healthcare and is widely viewed as one of the most important committees in the House.
Ocasio-Cortez has been in conflict with Democrat leadership since the election and some think that Ocasio-Cortez may be forced out of politics.