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UH-OH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s First Appearance In D.C. Is At A PROTEST Against Nancy Pelosi — And Leftists AREN’T Happy

Newly elected Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made her first appearance in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, but the first item on her agenda has fellow Democrats seeing red.

Ocasio-Cortez joined a group of young activists called the “Sunrise Movement” in staging a sit-in protest outside the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader and, come January, the likely Speaker of the House — and Ocasio-Cortez’s new boss.

Ocasio-Cortez addressed the protesters, who were holding signs asking for a “Green New Deal” from Democrats in charge, and demanding “Green Jobs for All,” shook hands, and gave high-fives to the 50 or so protesters who blocked the entrance to Pelosi’s office.

The event marked Ocasio-Cortez’s first visit to the soon-to-be Speaker’s office, and leftists were pretty miffed that she introduced herself to her Democratic colleagues not by embracing inter-party collegiality, but by openly disagreeing with her party’s long-time leadership.

What, they asked Ocasio-Cortez, do you think you’re doing?

Others suggested that perhaps Ocasio-Cortez needs a short lesson on how Washington works.

They might have known she was a tad bit unprepared when she explained her desire to be “inaugurated” several months ago, so that she could begin “signing bills.”

Republicans seemed all too happy to allow Ocasio-Cortez to launch internecine warfare within her own party.