(PresidentialWire.com)- Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t exactly known for her bipartisanship, so it’s perhaps not surprising that the New York lawmaker has just been ranked as the most partisan Democrat in the House of Representatives by a new study.
Ocasio-Cortez, an avowed socialist and radical left-winger – and the lead member of the far-left “Squad” of House members, was ranked number 427 out of 437 total, making her the least likely Democrat to cooperate with other members of the House. The most partisan member of the House overall was Republican Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer.
This is according to the Bipartisan Index of the 116th Congress. It’s a project from Georgetown University and The Lugar Center and is designed to list just how likely politicians are to work across the aisle to pass legislation in the interests of the American people.
Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, another member of the Squad, ranked 426 on the scale, and another Squad member Ilhan Omar of Minnesota came in at 424. Rashida Tlaib was ranked at 414.
Also unsurprisingly, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrat who headed up the second sham (and failed) impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump, came in at number 423.
The rankings are entirely nonpartisan and were decided based on how often each member of Congress reaches across the political aisle to pass legislation. The most bipartisan legislator on the list was New York Republican John Katko, and the second was New Jersey Democrat Josh Gottheimer.
Katko issued a statement to say he was “honored to once again be recognized by the Lugar Center for my work across parties lines.”
“Since coming to Congress, I’ve successfully worked in a bipartisan manner to advance legislation to combat the opioid epidemic, secure our nation, expand access to mental healthcare, support our pandemic response, and address a host of other issued of local importance,” he added.
Something tells us AOC won’t be ranking anywhere near Rep. Katko any time soon…
Oh, and it’s also worth noting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarty were not included. Just how “bipartisan” do you think Speaker Pelosi would be ranked on there?