Progressive hotshot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won a seat on the high-profile House Oversight Committee, which is gearing up to launch a string of investigations into President Trump and his administration, a Democratic aide said late Tuesday.
The 29-year-old congresswoman, who has been vehemently critical of Trump and recently ripped him as a blatant “racist,” was added to the powerful panel along with fellow left-leaning House newcomers Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), the aide told the Daily News.
Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), another progressive, was also tapped to join the committee, according to the source.
The influx of liberal firepower comes as the committee is prepping a series of oversight efforts of the Trump administration under the leadership of its new chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).
Cummings has already scheduled a Feb. 7 hearing to grill Michael Cohen, the President’s disgraced personal attorney and fixer who has pledged he will give a “full and credible” account of his former boss’s alleged misdeeds.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will then be questioned by the committee on March 14 about the Trump administration’s controversial and court-challenged attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
A spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez did not return a request for comment.
Shortly after the Democratic midterm takeover of the House, Cummings made clear what the primary mission of the new class of Oversight Dems will be.
“We will investigate waste, fraud, and abuse in the Trump Administration,” Cummings said in a statement.
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