"Some moderate Democrats have privately raised concerns that they'll be targeted by the former bartender-turned-progressive icon, whose willingness to challenge her party's establishment propelled her to Congress and the national spotlight", Politico said.
Meanwhile, Politico ran an article today claiming "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez", for which AOC had yet another flawless response, not just shutting down the sentiment but also solidifying her nerd cred for the foreseeable future.
Last week, a conservative activist released an old video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college, apparently in an homage to the '80s classic The Breakfast Club, in an effort to humiliate the newly-sworn-in Congresswoman.
"I think with our district, we can be ambitious, so we're kind of swinging for the fences on committees", Ocasio-Cortez told Hill.tv in an interview after her win over Democrat Joe Crowley during the November midterm elections.
Members of Congress tell Politico on and off the record that Ocasio-Cortez will have an ineffective legislative career if she continues to criticize party leadership.
Moving on to politicians who are actually relevant today, that's not even the only great clapback AOC has delivered in the last 24 hours! "It's not the same thing, at all", she said.More news: Fed's Powell Again Stresses Patience as US Economy's ‘Narrative' Unfolds
But their frustration goes beyond that: Democratic leaders are upset that she railed against their new set of House rules on Twitter the first week of the new Congress.
Some House Democrats aren't convinced.
"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", the campaign operative said.
Nonetheless, her proposal has sparked a predictable wave of anger from Republicans, some of whom are trying to claim she wants to tax all income at 70 percent (which is not how marginal tax rates work).
Another Democrat said they'd like to see the rising self-described Democratic socialist star give her fellow colleagues a chance before "passing judgment".
The Politico report said some Democrats compare Ocasio-Cortez' prolific use of Twitter to President Trump's regular posts on social media.