Written by Aída Chávez
Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is troubled by the prospect of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a staunch ally of the fossil fuel industry, becoming the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
“I have concerns, and that’s why I say that our issues are not just left and right but that they’re top and down,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Friday press conference held outside of the Capitol. “I have concerns over the senator’s chairmanship just because I do not believe that we should be financed by the industries that we are supposed to be legislating and regulating and touching with our legislation.”
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