Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
A new book detailing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) breakaway from her party focuses on the New York liberal’s tense relationship with fellow Democrats and claims her championed Green New Deal failed due to “overconfidence.”
The Squad: AOC and the Hope of a Political Revolution, written by Intercept journalist Ryan Grim, comes out on Tuesday. It explores the ways Ocasio-Cortez’s “arrogance” alienated her from her party and generated “hostility” from people such as former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) right out of the gate when Ocasio-Cortez was first elected to the House in 2018.
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