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Ocasio-Cortez lists investigations Democrats should tackle if they win back House

House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) listed a number of investigations she thinks Democrats should tackle if they win back the House.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out the list Monday, which included the federal government's response to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, changes to the Environmental Protection Agency staff, the lack of election security and "corruption, corruption, corruption."

She tweeted out the list after Axios on Sunday published a spreadsheet listing investigations Democrats are considering launching if they take back the House, including to look into President Trump's tax returns, his family businesses, and his dealings with Russia.

Ocasio-Cortez's list appeared intended to supplement Axios's list, given it came in a tweet referencing the media report.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of several liberal insurgents that have emerged from Democratic primaries this year, having stunned the political world by defeating Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) earlier this year. 

But some of the policies advocated by Ocasio-Cortez have little support, even among staunch Democrats. For example, only a quarter of Democrats support Ocasio-Cortez's drive to abolish ICE, according to a poll out Monday by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

But her call to fight "corruption, corruption, corruption" echoes views other, more mainstream, Democrats have previously expressed.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in particular has taken up the anti-corruption banner. Last week, Warren unveiled a proposal to ban lawmakers from owning individual stocks, saying it was aimed at limiting government corruption.

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