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  Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:10 PM

Upheaval: AOC's Chief Of Staff And Communications Director Quit

Washington Examiiner
by John Gage
August 02, 2019 04:49 PM

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and communications director Corbin Trent are both leaving her D.C. office.

“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,” Trent told the Intercept Friday.

“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.”

Chakrabarti, 33, is a Harvard graduate and technology entrepreneur who became an organizer for Bernie Sanders during the socialist's 2016 presidential campaign.

He founded a PAC called Brand New Congress in 2016 and another called Justice Democrats in 2017, with the stated goal of helping elect progressive candidates to Congress. One of those candidates was Ocasio-Cortez, who, last November, aged 29, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Trent is planning to leave the office to work on Ocasio-Cortez's 2020 reelection campaign as communications director.

The controversial chief of staff came under fire earlier in the month after pictures and video of him wearing a T-shirt featuring Nazi collaborator Subhas Chandra Bose resurfaced.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:49 PM

Technology entrepreneur? More like trust fund baby whose crusade is to destroy social mobility.
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:40 PM

Interesting. I’ve often said he is her puppet master. Will he continue to be so, or do the internal polls show her losing and him getting out now.
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:46 PM

She's better off with that Nazi loving Chakrabarti (well, Nazi lover loving), something she should have been called out for.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:28 AM

Embattled Ocasio-Cortez Aides Are Leaving Capitol Hill

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August 3, 2019 1:08 am

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WASHINGTON — Two of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aides who were instrumental in forging her unexpected path to victory last year are leaving Capitol Hill, less than a month after one of them ignited a firestorm by challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comparing moderate House Democrats to segregationists.

House Democrats had been privately calling for the ouster of Saikat Chakrabarti, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s embattled chief of staff. He and Corbin Trent, her communications director, had gone to Capitol Hill determined to wage their confrontational brand of progressive politics forged as leaders of Justice Democrats, a group dedicated to unseating entrenched Democratic lawmakers through primary campaigns. Justice Democrats helped Ms. Ocasio-Cortez sweep to power with the defeat of a veteran House Democrat, Joseph Crowley.

But less than a year later, after a bruising skirmish this summer with Democratic leadership, both are calling it quits, they told The Intercept on Friday. Their departures will be seen as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s most tangible peace offering since her private meeting last week with Ms. Pelosi.

Mr. Chakrabarti “has decided to leave the office of Representative Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Mr. Trent told The Intercept, referring to the congresswoman’s ambitious climate change program. “We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in” New York’s 14th District.

The New Consensus is a liberal nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the Green New Deal. Mr. Trent will return to working on Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign.

Mr. Chakrabarti, intent on continuing his anti-establishment movement from inside the halls of power, had rankled lawmakers and aides on Capitol Hill after he posted on Twitter his support for liberal candidates trying to topple sitting Democrats and his disdain for Ms. Pelosi’s legislative prowess. His challenges to elected leaders were considered in Congress to be remarkable breaches of protocol from an unelected aide.

His position became untenable last month after he compared moderate Democrats who sank a liberal emergency border aid package to “new Southern Democrats.” They “certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s,” he tweeted.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:29 AM

So what. This doesn’t indicate any softening of their, or AOC’s, progressive hatred and pursuit of socialism. Upheaval? I doubt it.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:45 AM

Tangential to this new development, is Rham Emanuel speaking out against AOCs handler.

Is there some sort of “Arkansas” connection to this?

The fact that Pelosi was non-chalant to the attempted take over of the party speaks to her diminished mental capacity. The dark forces that really control the party probably weren’t having it.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:02 AM

Getting work done inside the system is typically much more difficult than standing outside advocating to change the system.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:13 AM

View PostThat_Guy, on 03 August 2019 - 08:02 AM, said:

Getting work done inside the system is typically much more difficult than standing outside advocating to change the system.

Thank you for acknowledging the difficulties faced by Trump.
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