AOC sics a lawyer on fmr. campaign aide over new book, demands cease and desist

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What exactly is in a new book that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fighting to keep others from seeing?

Or is the Bronx Bolshevik just looking to prevent others from capitalizing on her success? One thing seems certain, Ocasio-Cortes has assured that her critics will be poring over the book to see what all the fuss is over.

The freshman New York Democrat “unleashed her lawyer” on Latino activist Ramon Ramirez, a former campaign aide who wrote a book about her improbable 2018 win, the New York Post reported.

Ocasio-Cortez defeated an incumbent Democratic, former Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was ranked 4th in the party at the time.

But the democratic socialist isn’t looking to share the wealth, as she had her lawyer send a cease and desist letter to Ramirez for a self-published memoir titled, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Democrats’ Surprise.”

The cease and desist letter claims Ramirez’s efforts, which includes a second book he has written, according to the Post, “seek to profit off the Congresswoman’s name and likeness, without her involvement or permission.”

Perhaps, Ocasio-Cortez just wants to wet her beak a little.

“I’m surprised,” Ramirez told The Post. “I didn’t say anything against her. I never said anything against her agenda.”

What’s more, the book reportedly only sold 160 copies.

Pointing out that Crowley is the son of Irish immigrants, the paper provided a small sampling of the author’s wares: “We stripped the Celtic king of a crown that he had received without political or community merit.”

It sounds as if Ramirez is cut from the same hard-left cloth as the subject of his book, so what gives Ocasio-Cortez?

Of course, with a new door-to-door survey suggesting that Ocasio-Cortez, a star on the national stage, is not being well received in her district, the lawmaker may have bigger fish to fry.

Conducted by the Stop the AOC PAC, founded by Washington attorney Dan Backer, the survey “found that she has a low 21% favorability rating, that just 11% believe she has their best interests in mind, and that only 13% would vote to reelect her,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The PAC did a previous survey showing that residents were upset with Ocasio-Cortez opposing Amazon opening a headquarters to the district, bring with it 25,000 jobs.

A topic the dimwit is still harping on, as seen in her first appearance on the Sunday talk show circuit this week, when she told ABC’s “This Week” that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a billionaire, in part, because he is “paying people starvation wages.”

Amazon hit back in a tweet Monday, that included the clip of her remarks.

“.@AOC is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal [minimum] wage,” the company tweeted.

An Amazon spokesperson went even further, telling Fox Business in a statement that  Ocasio-Cortez’s allegations “are absurd.”

“Amazon associates receive industry-leading pay starting at $15 an hour — in fact, hourly associates at our Staten Island facility earn between $17.30 and $23 an hour, plus benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance,” the statement said.

This being something residents in her district are likely aware of.


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