If Warren weren’t her buddy, she’d be ripping her as a rapacious lawyer.
Via Free Beacon:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) ripped a media report Thursday on the past lucrative legal career of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and mocked a reporter’s salary in the process.
Ocasio-Cortez went to bat for Warren after the 2020 presidential candidate posted a list of 56 cases on her campaign website that she worked on during her career as a law professor. The Washington Post reported Warren made up to $675 an hour while consulting for committees representing both claimants and creditors in asbestos-related bankruptcy cases. She also worked for several corporate clients.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski linked to the Post report, to which Ocasio-Cortez sarcastically responded, “BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me. Nice work. Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel [money] presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s aggressive tone was noteworthy, given she’s a democratic socialist who frequently speaks out against income inequality and calls for high marginal tax rates on the nation’s wealthiest.