Matt Gaetz Offers Unexpected Support for Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is getting support for her criticism of a new House Democratic campaign policy from a surprising source: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of President Trump‘s most vocal supporters.

Gaetz backed Ocasio-Cortez’s critique of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) policy intended to protect incumbents that seeks to prevent consultants from working with Democrats who challenge sitting lawmakers.

“General elections determine whether your party gets power,” Gaetz wrote in a tweet on Monday. “Primaries determine what you’ll use it for. #KeepPrimariesGreat.”

Gaetz was quote-tweeting Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee that has sought to unseat incumbents and endorsed Ocasio-Cortez and six other House members in the 2018 midterm elections.

 

Read more at The Hill.

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