Ocasio-Cortez defends Warren for her past hourly legal fees

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday defended Sen. Elizabeth Warren (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.”{mosads}

“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 Sanders (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.

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