AOC's Chief of Staff and top spokesman both quit
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just lost two important men from her staff. Both her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti and spokesman Corbin Trent decided to leave her Washington D.C. Office.
Chakrabarti decided to leave AOC and pursue new opportunities in politics, working with New Consensus on developing plans for Green New Deal.
Trent's move on the other hand, can be seen as just "technical", as he still plans to work together with Cortez on her 2020 reelection campaign, also as a communications director.
Trent expressed his opinion on Chakrabarti leaving AOC:
“We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has always been to do whatever he can to help the larger progressive movement, and we look forward to continuing working with him to do just that.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims she was born in the Bronx. She started her social and political career in 2016, working for Bernie Sander's presidential campaign. When she decided to start her own political path, she was still working as a waitress in NY. She won the primary election with more experienced and much older than her, she was less than 30 years old, Democratic candidate, Joe Crowley. By winning in the 2018 congressional elections, she is also the youngest congresswoman ever elected.
Saikat Chakrabarti, her ex-chief of staff is also young, but much more controversial than Cortez. At one point he compared immigrants detention centers to "concentration camps" that detain "kids." Because of this tweet, where he accused his Democratic colleagues of "wasting 4.5 billion of taxpayer money" on "camps," he stirred lots of controversy in his own political environment.
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