AOC appeared to dunk on Kyrsten Sinema as progressives and moderates feud, saying there isn't anything 'maverick' about protecting the rich

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez seemed to criticize Sen. Kyrsten Silena in a Saturday tweet.
After a report that Sinema wanted to become a "maverick", like Sen. John McCain, the tweet was sent.

Ocasio Cortez stated that there is "nothing maverick" in protecting the rich over working families.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez seemed to mock Sen. Kyrsten Silena, a fellow Democratic lawmaker in a tweet posted Saturday. This comes as moderates and progressives struggle to agree to key pieces of legislation.

Ocasio-Cortez stated that "there really isn’t anything maverick or innovative about being a politician who works with corporate lobbyists in order to protect the wealthy, short-shrift workers families and preserve the status-quo."

Although she didn't name the Arizona senator, the tweet was sent hours after a report indicated that Sinema wanted to be remembered for being a "maverick" like the late Arizona Senator John McCain.

Grant Woods, an ex-Arizona attorney general said that she believes that her legacy should be "the maverick" like him. He was naturally drawn to do the opposite of what was expected and what was taught. That image is definitely what she's attracted to."

Many of the replies to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet directly mocked or named Sinema. Others were retweeting the tweet and directly tagging Sinema.

Insider reached out to Sinema representatives but they did not immediately reply.

Sinema refused to support President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” social spending bill. This angered progressives and caused confusion about her stance. The bill would raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations, expand Medicare, Medicaid, lower prescription drug costs, and improve access to childcare.

Every Democrat in Senate must support the bill, which is 50-50.

Sinema was subject to more criticism after The New York Times reported that she was hosting an event for lobbyist groups representing businesses who oppose many of the bills.

After Speaker Nancy Pelosi separated the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill from the larger social spending plan, House progressives decided not to support it this week. Pelosi said that she is still trying to get support for the bill, and that the House will vote on it by the end of this month.