Cuban calls on Ocasio-Cortez to leave partisanship behind

Mark Cuban called on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Environmentalists see victory with Green New Deal blitz MORE (D-N.Y.) to leave partisanship behind in a tweet that criticized her for accusing Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseGOP to launch discharge petition on anti-BDS measure This week: Democrats revive net neutrality fight The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Biden says he's 'not sorry' for past actions MORE (R-La.) of “ripping off” working people “for profit.”

Cuban, a billionaire who has flirted with running for president, called on the new lawmaker to be “different” and “radical.”

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“Be a radical. Be different. Be a change leader Innovate,” he tweeted. “It’s your generation’s turn to govern. Go for it. But please leave our bad habit of using partisan language 'Us vs Them’ 'Rep vs Dem’ 'Libs vs Cons' behind. We are all in this together. Change the Game to Change the World.”

 

After some blowback from Ocasio-Cortez’s followers on Twitter, Cuban said it was time for a new generation of politicians to take a different approach to politics.

 

Ocasio-Cortez criticized Scalise over the weekend about the GOP tax-cut law after he criticized her for proposing a 70 percent tax on the rich.