Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezFeminists should thank God for capitalism Progressive group comes out against Biden's White House bid Trump says Ocasio-Cortez is 'correct' in comments about VA MORE (D-N.Y.) called out a new members of Congress orientation event for not featuring labor leaders on a panel.

“Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a ‘Bipartisan’ orientation w/ briefings on issues,” she tweeted. “Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers‘ views as they prepare to legislate.”

“# of Corporate CEOs we’ve listened to here: 4

# of Labor leaders: 0”

Ocasio-Cortez and other new members are in Boston this week for the Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.


The self-described democratic socialist and Bronx native has fashioned herself as a champion of workers’ rights, and campaigned on a number of labor-related reforms including a universal jobs guarantee, paid family and sick leave and "Medicare for all."

A schedule of events was not publicly available, but Rep.-elect Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAmnesty International, lawmakers denounce Saudi executions: 'Appalling' Democrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE (D-Mich.) tweeted that former Trump adviser and Goldman Sachs CEO Gary CohnGary David CohnTrump frustrated with aides who talked to Mueller Hillicon Valley: White House rejects Dem request for AT&T merger docs | Apple, Qualcomm end massive court fight | Ecuador says it faced 40M cyberattacks after Assange arrest | SpaceX wins NASA contract to fly craft into asteroid White House rejects House Dems' request for documents on AT&T-Time Warner merger MORE addressed the group.

Tlaib took a jab at Cohn, who reportedly told them: “You guys are way over your head, you don't know how the game is played.”

“No Gary, YOU don't know what's coming - a revolutionary Congress that puts people over profits,” Tlaib wrote.

The Hill has reached out to the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics for more information.