Ocasio-Cortez defends Warren for her past hourly legal fees

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: 'Old way of politics' influences Manchin's thinking Ocasio-Cortez: Senate Democrats 'blocking crucial items in a Democratic agenda' The Memo: Democratic tensions will only get worse as left loses patience MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday defended Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMcConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy On The Money: Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure | New report reignites push for wealth tax MORE (D) for the hourly fees the Massachusetts lawmaker charged for past legal consulting.

"BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me. Nice work," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez linked to a Washington Post article on Warren's fees, asking the publication to now report on how much money presidential candidates had accepted from “Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel.”


"Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel [money] presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now."

Warren’s presidential campaign released a list of 56 cases she advised while a Harvard professor on her website Wednesday night.

In some cases, hourly fees reached as high as $675 an hour.

“Elizabeth was one of the nation’s top experts on how to make sure victims hurt by bankrupt companies eventually got paid,” Warren’s website says. “Throughout her career, she worked to help set up trusts and other mechanisms to return $27 billion to victims and their families.”

Ocasio-Cortez has yet to endorse a 2020 Democratic hopeful, though she has close ties to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Democratic tensions will only get worse as left loses patience McConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Socially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral MORE (I-Vt.).

“I’m very supportive of Bernie,” she told Yahoo last month on a podcast. “I also think what Elizabeth Warren has been bringing to the table is truly remarkable.”

An endorsement from the first-year New York lawmaker would be extremely valuable, given her skyrocketing popularity and high approval ratings among Democrats.