The Oversight seat is a plum assignment….
The New York Democratic House member will be able to use her media spotlight to go after the Trump admin …..
Her placing on the committee by Pelosi could be seen as a thank you to her for voting FOR Pelosi for House Speaker, something she was booed for by progressives , but a smart move nevertheless….
This will also benefit Pelosi and establishment House Democrats….
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.)….