Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has upended the Democratic party and in the process, she may have made many enemies. And if the Dems whant their revenge, we very well know that they will try in every way to get it.
Zerohedge reported that just two weeks after former Chicago Mayor and Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her “snot-nosed punk” chief-of-staff Saikat Chakrabarti are destroying the Democratic party, Chakrabarti and Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director Corbin Trent have abruptly resigned from the Congresswoman’s office, according to The Intercept.
“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” according to Trent, who also added “We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has always been to do whatever he can to help the larger progressive movement, and we look forward to continuing working with him to do just that”
The 33-year-old Chakrabarti – a Harvard graduate and former Bernie Sanders organizer in 2016 – caught the public’s attention back in June when he compared moderate Democrats to Southern Democrat segregationists in a now-deleted tweet.
Last month, he also took heat for wearing a T-shirt featuring Nazi collaborator Subhas Chandra Bose.
Back in April, he came under attack again for reportedly funneling over $1 million in political donations from two political action committees he founded into two of his own private companies. The allegation earned a campaign finance violation complaint with the Federal Election Commission, as the Washington Examiner reported.
Chakrabarti founded a PAC called Brand New Congress in 2016, and another in 2017 called Justice Democrats which has the claimed goal of helping to elect progressives to Congress.
“With the Ocasio2020 campaign beginning to ramp up, I’ve asked Corbin to transition to the campaign full-time and he has agreed to do so,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Intercept. “I’m looking forward to growing the movement with him in Queens and the Bronx and across the country.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Saikat has decided to leave the office and work with New Consensus in order to further develop plans for a Green New Deal.
“I am extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has always been to do whatever he can to help the larger progressive movement, and I look forward to continuing working with him to do just that.” AOC added.
Chakrabarti, who helped manage Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign, has been a target of Ocasio-Cortez’s critics on Capitol Hill. The tensions heated up earlier this summer, when Chakrabarti compared moderate Democrats who sabotaged a version of the border bill package supported by the Squad to “new Southern Democrats,” in a tweet from June that has since been deleted.