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‘Dumb S***’: Former Obama Campaign Manager Blasts AOC For Party Infighting

'This is so counter-productive... '

(Headline USA) Former Barack Obama campaign manager Jim Messina blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., this week for endorsing a progressive candidate to oust incumbent Sen. Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., calling Ocasio-Cortez’s decision “dumb s***.”

Ocasio-Cortez came out in support of New York state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, who is primarying Maloney, the current Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair, and is seen as more progressive than Maloney.

Messina criticized Ocasio-Cortez for once again encouraging party infighting, warning that her actions could lead to Democrats losing control of Congress in November.

“This is so counter-productive,” he wrote on Twitter.

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“The Supreme Court is about to outlaw abortion. We could lose both houses. So we are going to focus our time running against each other?” 

Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to Messina’s tweet, but continued to promote Biaggi on Twitter:

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Ocasio-Cortez has previously feuded with Maloney, calling on him to resign earlier this year. But Maloney has dismissed her intervention in his congressional race, arguing that “this election comes down to voters in NY-17.”

“I respect Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and have worked with her on a number of policy matters, including as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. But, on her endorsement, we are going to have to agree to disagree,” Maloney said.

“This election comes down to voters in NY-17, and I am honored to have received overwhelming support locally, including endorsements from nearly 40 elected leaders and Democratic Party committees.”

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