She has gotten out of control…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said past comments from her former chief of staff were “divisive” during an interview.
“I think it was divisive. I believe in criticizing stances, but I don’t believe in specifically targeting members,” Ocasio-Cortez said of Saikat Chakrabarti.
Her comments come after Chakrabarti resigned following his public criticism of moderate Democrats last month.
In one instance, Chakrabarti described centrist Democrats as “new Southern Democrats” for blocking a liberal-backed emergency border bill.
They “certainly seem hell bent [sic] to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s,” the now-deleted tweet read.
Ocasio-Cortez said after he wrote it, her office had a conversation and Chakrabarti immediately took the tweet down.